MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – Deputies said a man who shot three women Tuesday in McDowell County has been taken into custody.

According to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a residence on Jacktown Road in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies found three women suffering from gunshot wounds. The women were treated for their injuries.

The suspect, identified as 50-year-old Joseph Hartwell Jr. fled the scene. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were able to locate Hartwell’s wrecked vehicle on Asheworth Road and began a search on foot.

Hartwell was located in a nearby wooded area and taken into custody,

He is being charged with three counts of felonious attempted murder and three counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury.

Hartwell is being held under no bond.