Gunshot victim released from Duke hospital

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 08:08 PM

Police on Monday said a Henderson man shot on Sunday night, who was for a time unconscious from a serious injury to the hand, has been released from Duke University Medical Center.

Marcel Emmett Welfare, 27, had been outside his home in the 600 block of Breckenridge Street when the incident occurred, according to Lt. Christopher Ball.

“It happened in that area,” Ball said. “A dark-colored vehicle was noticed leaving the scene. It is not certain if the shot fired came from the vehicle or from someone on foot.”

Ball said Welfare had not been confronted, and robbery was not a part of the incident. There was no known confrontational situation between others in the area either, he added.

Welfare had come around from a state of unconsciousness as emergency responders prepared him for transport, Ball added.

“I think he is going to have a serious injury to the hand,” Ball said. “When they transported him, he was talking. He has subsequently been released from Duke.”

Ball said Welfare was able to get into his residence after he was hit, and a 911 phone call was made. Ball said he could not comment on the number of gunshots.


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