Holiday weekend ends with two shootings.

By: Katelin Gandee - Staff writer

LAURINBURG — Three people were injured after two separate shootings over the Independence Day weekend.

The first of the two shootings in the north side of town occurred on Saturday evening, when officers for the Laurinburg Police Department were dispatched to Tuskegee Drive after a call about a gunshot wound, according to Assistant Police Chief Terry Chavis.

When officers arrived at the scene they found a male in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He informed officers there was another gunshot victim inside the residence. When officers went into the residence, they found another male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Chavis said the two victims told investigators the shots came from a dark-colored SUV that continued to travel towards Caledonia Road. The victims were taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown as of press time.

Two cars were damaged in the shooting as well.

Following the previous night’s shooting, a call came into the Police Department on Sunday for shots fired near Hood Drive and Marcellus Street. While at the scene, officers got a call about a gunshot victim on Carver Street, about pne-half mile away.

It was on Carver Street that officers found a 17-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the leg in the middle of the road. The teen was transported to the hospital and his condition remains unknown.

Chavis told the Exchange that both cases are under investigation, with the LPD Juvenile Division taking over the Sunday shooting. He also said that there are no current suspects in either case.

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Katelin Gandee

Staff writer