Juvenile suffers multiple gunshot wounds

A juvenile suffered multiple gunshot wounds Friday just before midnight, according to Deputy Chief Charles Campbell of the Southern Pines Police Department.

Police responded to the emergency room at Moore Regional Hospital for a report of a gunshot victim.

“Upon the officer’s arrival, they met and spoke with a juvenile who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his legs but was in stable condition,” said Campbell in a news statement.

The juvenile was shot in the 1200 block of West Connecticut Avenue in Southern Pines.

“Information gleaned from the investigation thus far indicates this was not a random act of violence and that the victim and suspect may know one another,” said Campbell.

The police department is asking anyone with information pertaining to this case to call the department at 910.692.7031 or the crime tip line at 910.693.4110. Information provided will remain confidential.

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