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Westmoore Shooting

Law enforcement officers are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday morning in the Westmoore area of Moore County.

Emergency units were dispatched just after 10:15 am to a gunshot victim who was located inside of a truck at the intersection of NC Highway 705 and Chrisco Road.

While responders were still on the way to the highway intersection the shooter in this incident is reported to have called 911 telling dispatchers the house he was located at. In addition the man is reported to have told 911 operators that the shooting was done in “self-defense”.

A 35 year old man, who was reportedly shot with a .45 caliber handgun, was transported by ambulance from the intersection of NC Highway 705 and Chrisco Road to the ballfield at Westmoore Elementary School. A helicopter from Carolina Air Care transported the seriously injured man to a Trauma Center in Chapel Hill.

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Law enforcement officers stated that the shooting did not occur at the intersection, but rather at another nearby location. The incident was not a random act of violence but rather involved two individuals involved in a dispute.

A Seagrove man is in custody for this shooting charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Responding to this incident were units with Westmoore Fire Department, Moore County EMS, Robbins Police Department, and the Moore County Sheriff’s Department.

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Deputies and detectives with the sheriff’s department continue to investigate the shooting as of this report.

We continue to follow this developing story and will update readers as additional information becomes available.

Related Article - One Charged In Sunday Morning Shooting Held Under $200,000 Bond

 

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Local News

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  • National Weather Service Special Weather Statement Black Ice Alert Friday Night +

    Patchy black ice will occur late this evening and remain until mid-morning Saturday. Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey Is Warning Residents Of A Phone Scam By Callers Claiming To Be Sheriff’s Deputies/LE +

    Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey is warning residents to remain alert for a phone scam by callers claiming to be Read More
  • Eagle Springs Man Charged With Assault and Weapon Violations +

    Moore County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Gene Marshall Burton Jr., age 42, of Eagle Springs, North Carolina. Read More
  • Cameron Man Charged With Indecent Liberties & Statutory Sexual Offense Saturday +

    The Moore County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Cameron man on indecent liberties & statutory sexual offense charges Saturday. Read More
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  • Forrest Dean Frye Obituary +

    Forrest Dean Frye, 63, passed from this life into the loving arms of the his Lord on January 17, 2018. Read More
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  • Helen Mae Neal Kivett Of Carthage Obituary +

    Helen Mae Neal Kivett, age 86 of Carthage died January 19, 2018 at Peak Resources - Pinelake.  Read More
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    Two Injured & Highway Partially Blocked After Accident Between A Passenger Car And An Ambulance Thursday Read More
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    One person was airlifted and the roadway was temporarily blocked after a single vehicle accident outside of Whispering Pines Friday. Read More
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