Shooting reports keep law enforcement busy

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A series of shooting incidents in the past few days have kept police and deputies busy in the city and the county.

No one was hurt in any of the incidents.

Early Friday morning, Whiteville Police responded to a shots fired call at Sandy Ridge Apartments off Nolan Avenue. WPD reported that several .40 caliber shell casings were found at the scene, but no injuries were reported.

On Sunday, deputies were called to Godwin Trail in Clarendon after a home was struck by gunfire just after 5 p.m. The sheriff’s office said that Rekena Marisha James was in her home with two small children, ages five and four, when someone drove by and opened fire, hitting the house with multiple rifle rounds. A window, walls and a television set were struck, causing around $1,000 in damage.

An argument led to another shooting Sunday night around 11 p.m. in Whiteville. Qrana Shadymond McKay and Jonte Ryan Cherry told deputies that a man known to them fired at their vehicle with a handgun after an altercation on J.K. Powell Boulevard. No one was injured, but the car was struck by one round.

Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lori Todd and Carlos McLure called 911 after someone shot at their home on Ten Mile Road near Tabor City. A teenager was also in the home at the time. Todd told police she found the damage when she heard glass shatter and got up to investigate. A window and a wall were damaged to the value or around $200.

All of the shootings are under investigation. It is not known if any were related.

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