LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — One person has died and another has life-threatening injuries after a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon outside a convenience store in Lumberton, police said.
Ebony Spruill, 23, of Lumberton, died on Monday as a result of the shooting, according to police.
Police are working to identify the occupants of the vehicle pictured below who are responsible for the shooting.
The other 23-year-old victim, also of Lumberton, was taken to UNC Health Southeastern with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Officers were called at about 1 p.m. to investigate a report of shots fired at the ATEX convenience store at 905 S. Martin Luther King Drive.
According to police, the victims were in the store’s parking lot when someone in a white, four-door sedan began shooting at them as the car traveled south on Martin Luther King Drive.
Police are continuing to try to identify the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Lumberton police detective Yvette Pitts at 910)-671-3845. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the department’s mobile phone app or by texting the keyword “LUMBERTONPD” and a message to 847411.
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