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One child dead, second in critical condition in Jackson County

On Sunday, March 27, 2022 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 110 Ferguson Road due to a 911 call reporting a shooting incident involving two young males who were residents of the home.

Upon arrival at the residence deputies found both young males, ages 15 and 10, had sustained gunshot wounds. Harris EMS transported both of the victims to Harris Hospital where they received emergency medical care prior to being airlifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Noah Joseph Ensley, age 15, succumbed to his injuries and died at Mission Hospital on Sunday, 27, March 2022. Bridger Owen Ensley, age 10, remains in critical condition at Mission Hospital as of Monday, March 28, 2022.

A joint investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. No further details will be released at this time.

“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.” – Sheriff Chip Hall

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