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Drive-by shooting leaves child injured
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An alleged drive by shooting left a 7 year-old girl with gun shot injuries Thursday evening.

Around 7:30 p.m., the Nash County Sheriff's Office responded to the 2000 block of Old White Oak Road in reference to a drive by shooting that just occurred. When units arrived on scene, they discovered that a 7 year-old female child, who had been in the living room of the home had been shot during the incident. The child had been shot in the shoulder/upper area of the body. EMS units arrived on scene and transported the child to Wake Med. At this time, her condition is unknown.

The Nash County Sheriff's Office began investigating the incident. While on scene of this call, units were dispatched to a separate disturbance call in the 1400 block of Green Road, which is not far down the road from the shooting incident. While on scene at the disturbance between a mother and son, units were able to determine that the son, Jhosmin Sandoval (23 years of age), was involved in the drive-by shooting on Old White Oak Road. He was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff's Office where he was interviewed, and subsequently charged. Based on information received thus far, it appears that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the suspect (Sandoval) and another individual who lived at the home on Old White Oak Road.

Sandoval was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, and attempting to destroy/alter evidence. He was placed into the nash county detention facility under a $500,000 secured bond.

His first appearance was in Nash County District Court on September 10th. His next court date is scheduled for Thursday, September 26.


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