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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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  • Better Business Bureau Issues Warning Of Local Military Clothing Company +

    Raleigh, N.C. (November 16, 2017) - The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) is warning consumers about Love & Read More
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  • Loblolly Garden Club Welcomes Green Dreams +

    Loblolly Garden Club members met November 13th at Patti Molloy’s home to hear two speakers from Green Dreams. Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Sheriff Godfrey Announces Arrest Of Carthage Woman For Trafficking In Heroin +

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Obituaries

  • Jane Elizabeth Cousins of Vass Obituary +

    Jane Elizabeth Cousins, age 95, of Vass, North Carolina went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 14, 2017, peacefully Read More
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    Local firefighters were called to an RV on fire Sunday morning at the Mac’s Food Store located at the corner Read More
  • Storage Building Destroyed In Midafternoon Fire Thursday +

    A storage building and its contents were destroyed behind a home on Juniper Lake Road a short distance off of Read More
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    A Whispering Pines man died in a single vehicle accident outside of Carthage Monday afternoon. Read More
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