Jun 12

Overnight murder in Southern Pines

Emergency officials were called to reports of a shooting at an apartment on Shaw Avenue off of Richards Street in Southern Pines just before midnight Tuesday night. Details are limited as officers are still on the scene investigating, however a local black male was reportedly shot in the chest and in the head, and died at the scene from his wounds.

Law enforcement investigating the shooting had to call for additional help after a large crowd began to gather around the shooting area. Officers from Aberdeen Police Department, Pinehurst Police Department, the Moore County Sheriff’s Department and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were called to assist the Southern Pines officers. Fortunately there were no significant incidents reported in connection to the crowd gathering.

Responding to today’s shooting were units with Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and the Southern Pines Police Department. Additional information will be provided to readers as it becomes available.

Courtesy of AberdeenTimes.com

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