Teacher dies after accidentally discharging firearm at Kannapolis restaurant

Woman dies after accidental shooting

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - The Concord Police Department is investigating a likely accidental shooting at a Ruby Tuesday’s in Kannapolis on Saturday evening.

The incident happened at the location off of Wonder Drive near the I-85. Police report that the person who owned the firearm accidentally shot themselves.

Police later reported that Madison Moore, 28, was the victim and had been pronounced deceased at the hospital afterwards from a single gunshot wound to her abdomen.

Officials with Rowan-Salisbury Schools have confirmed that Moore was a third grade teacher at Knollwood Elementary School.

Moore’s obituary, posted by Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory, says “she was undeniably selfless and kind with everyone, but especially her school students.”

The obituary says Moore was a high school graduate of Audrey Kell Class of 2008 and later got her bachelor’s degree in education at UNC Charlotte in 2012.

Her career began when she accepted a position as an educator at Parkwood Middle School, and then Walter Bickett Elementary. She later accepted a position at Knollwood Elementary.

“In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to help provide school supplies to Madison’s beloved students at Knollwood Elementary School, 3075 Shue Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147,” the obituary says.

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