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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

  • Coffee with a Deputy/COP Tuesday Morning At Mean Bean Coffee +

    On Tuesday September 19, 2017, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, along with other Law Enforcement agencies and members of the Read More
  • Moore County Master Gardener Volunteers Needed +

    The Moore County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will hold Extension Master Gardener volunteer training at the Read More
  • Holland Giles Of Pinehurst Qualifies For Drive, Chip, and Putt National Finals +

    Holland Giles of Pinehurst won the 12-13 age group at the Drive, Chip, and Putt regional qualifier at Pinehurst Resort Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Pinehurst Speed Enforcement Operation Results In More Than 40 Citations Tuesday +

    A speed enforcement operation in Pinehurst Tuesday morning resulted in 43 charges. Read More
  • Man Jailed Overnight After Assaulting Father With Knife +

    A Pinehurst man was jailed overnight after reportedly attacking his father with a knife. Read More
  • Sheriff Godfrey Announces Arrest Of Teen For Breaking/Entering And Larceny Of A Motor Vehicle +

    Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the arrest of Kenneth Wells for breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. Read More
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Obituaries

  • James Howard Wells of West End Obituary +

    James Howard Wells, age 74 of West End died Sunday (September 17, 2017) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Read More
  • Elizabeth L. Voelker of Pinebluff Obituary +

    Elizabeth L. Voelker, 91, of Pinebluff, passed away at her home on Monday, September 11th. Read More
  • Mildred (Milly) Clatworthy Evinrude Obituary +

    Mildred (Milly) Clatworthy Evinrude (95), passed away at Manorcare Health Services in Pinehurst, NC, on September 13, 2017. Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Two Injured Roadway Blocked In Monday Afternoon Collision +

    A two vehicle accident injured two people and closed both lanes of westbound NC Highway 211 in Pinehurst Monday afternoon. Read More
  • Aberdeen House Damaged In Sunday Morning Fire +

    A home in Aberdeen suffered damage in a fire Sunday morning. Read More
  • Multiple Departments Respond To West End House Fire Friday +

    Emergency responders were called out to a possible house on fire Friday shortly after 12 noon outside of West End Read More
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