LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — A juvenile is facing several charges after shots were fired in the parking lot during a Lumberton Senior High School varsity football game on Friday, according to police.
The 17-year-old boy is charged with:
- Possession of a weapon on school property
- Possession of a handgun by a minor
- Discharging a firearm in city limits
- Resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer
- Going armed to the terror of the public
- Fleeing arrest with a motor vehicle
- Failure to heed blue light
- Reckless driving to endanger
- Driving while impaired
- Driving after consuming under 21
- Two counts of hit-and-run leaving the scene of an accident with property damage
- Failure to maintain lane control
More than one shooter was involved, according to police. Initially, police said they had five people in custody, including an 18-year-old and four juveniles.
News13 has reached out to Lumberton police to find out if the other four people were charged or released from custody.
Investigators with the department said they are trying to identify all individuals who were involved.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Talia Gatlin at (910) 671-3845 or they may submit information anonymously through the Tip411 app.
Taylor Ford is a digital journalist for News13. She joined the News13 team in January 2023. Taylor is a Florence native and covers the Pee Dee out of News13’s Florence Bureau. Read more of Taylor’s work here.