Police investigating shooting in Southern Pines

A death investigation is underway in Southern Pines after police found a body during a welfare check.

A deceased female was found by officers at a home in the 100 block of Sweetbay Court in the Arboretum community just after 3 p.m. on Friday, said Southern Pines Police Department in a press release. The neighborhood is located off Knoll Road.

The police department said it believes this was not a random act of violence, and there is no known threat to the community.

The cause of the death will not be released until an autopsy is conducted. The department did not release any other information as this is an ongoing investigation.

If you have any information pertaining to the case, please contact the Southern Pines Police Department at 910-692-7031 or the crime tip line at 910-693-4110.

“All information provided will remain confidential and can be provided anonymously,” said the department.

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