2 wanted for questioning in shooting

Dustin Bryan Smith (left) and Brandon Lee Wilson (right)

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for two men who were possible witnesses to a shooting.

Dustin Bryan Smith, 29, and Brandon Lee Wilson, 36, addresses listed as Silvers Welch Road in Old Fort, are wanted for questioning.

Deputies were called to Mission Hospital McDowell at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, where they found 17-year-old Gabryiel Byrd, address listed as Lester Hollifield Road in Marion, with a gunshot wound to his hand.

The incident reportedly occurred at the residence where Smith and Wilson reside.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Smith and/or Wilson is asked to call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 652-2235 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). You can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text TIP MCDOWELLSO and your information to 888777. With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

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