Law enforcement from both the Western Carolina Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation in North Carolina say they've arrested two suspects for the attempted murder of a WCU student.
The shooting happened on Friday night where 21 year old Jacob Alexander Ray was shot and severely wounded near the campus.
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The law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation say that both 19 year old Aja Makalo and 17 year old Zavion Southerland were responsible for the shooting and attempted murder of the WCU student who's now fighting for his life.
Makalo is indeed enrolled at WCU while the SBI say Southerland has no affiliation to the school.
Police are still looking for a motive but at this time it appears to have been a botched robbery that resulted in the duo now facing attempted murder charges for their crimes.
Makalo is now being detained on a half million dollar bond while the SBI says Southerland will not be eligible for bond.
Jacob Alexander Ray of Hendersonville sustained serious injuries in the incident and was transported to Mission Hospital in Asheville, where he remains in serious condition.
The investigation is continuing to develop, with many details and investigative leads being pursued,” said Western Carolina University Chief of Police Ernie Hudson.
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