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Two Sylva boys dead in shooting

Two Sylva boys dead in shooting

Two boys, ages 15 and 10, are dead following a shooting in Sylva Sunday, March 27.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting incident involving two young males who were residents of the home at 110 Ferguson Road. When they arrived, deputies found that both boys had sustained gunshot wounds. Harris EMS transported them both to Harris Hospital, where they received emergency care prior to being airlifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Noah Joseph Ensley, 15, succumbed to his injuries later that day and died at Mission Hospital. Bridger Owen Ensley, 10, later passed away as well.

“The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office staff extends our deepest sympathy to the Ensley Family. Please continue to pray for this family, their friends and our community,” said Sheriff Chip Hall.

Hall’s office is conducting a joint investigation with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. Hall has confirmed that the shooting was an isolated incident, and all involved parties have been identified.


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