A 23-year-old man shot multiple times last week was in fair condition at UNC Hospitals on Monday, a town spokesman said.
Zackary Richard Upton, of Chapel Hill, underwent surgery for his injuries after he was shot Thursday, July 12, public safety spokesman Ran Northam said.
Upton was found wounded at an apartment building at 1751 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., just south of Weaver Dairy Road Extension, in northern Chapel Hill shortly before 11 p.m., according to police.
In a statement, police said investigators believe the shooting was “an isolated incident and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community.”
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Officers decided to identify Upton, although he was shot, because they “do not believe restricting the name is warranted in this case,” Northam said.
“Victim names can only be restricted when they are minors, victims of sexual assault, or there is a concern for their safety,” he said. “Otherwise, their names become part of the public record.”
Police were still investigating and had not made an arrest as of Monday evening, Northam said.
Gunshots are rare in Chapel Hill.
The Police Department has received four confirmed gunshots calls this year, Northam said. There were seven in 2017.
These numbers do not include self-inflicted injuries from firearms or unconfirmed gunshots calls, which may be gunshots, fireworks, objects colliding, or something else.
In May, a judge set bail at $2 million for Keon Tramel Council, 21, who is charged with murder in the May 17 fatal shooting of Mark David Stiles, 52, in Camelot Village across from University Place.
All told, the town has had 10 homicides in the past five years, including seven that involved firearms. Only one has not resulted in an arrest, Northam said.