STATESVILLE, N.C. -- A 70-year-old man died Saturday morning following an assault in Statesville, according to police.

Police responded to the 200 block of Chambers Street around 12:30 a.m.

Paramedics took the man, 70-year-old Robert Joseph Gooley, to a local hospital for treatment. He was later transferred to Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, where he died.

No arrests have been made. Police have yet to offer any suspect information.

Anyone who knows about the incident is asked to call 704-878-3406 or Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340. Callers can remain anonymous.

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