Man fatally shot at Southern Pines gas station

A teenager is dead after a shooting at a Southern Pines gas station on Saturday night. Authorities were called to the scene at Pure Mart on Central Drive just before 8 p.m. with information stating one victim was shot multiple times. 

“Upon arrival, members of the Patrol Division located De ’Marcus Isaiah Chambliss, 17 years of age, of Fayetteville, North Carolina who was deceased as a result of several gunshot wounds. The investigation thus far has revealed that this was not a random act of violence and that the victim and suspect were acquaintances and knew one another,” said Southern Pines Deputy Police Chief Charles Campbell. 

Video by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

The shooting occurred after four people in one car pulled up to the pumps, according Campbell.

The victim got out of the car to pump gas. The shooter got out of the same vehicle and shot the victim four times at close range. The shooter got back into the vehicle along with the two other occupants and fled the scene. 

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EMS on scene at Pure Mart gas station on Central Drive in Southern Pines where a man was fatally shot on Oct. 8/Sandhills Sentinel/Abegail Murphy.

A BOLO (Be on the Lookout) alert went out on the scanner for the suspect’s vehicle which was a 2006 blue/gray Honda Civic. The vehicle was last seen displaying North Carolina license plate TKE-5412 and has a noticeable red, front, right fender.

Police are searching for this car they say was involved in a deadly shooting on Oct. 8.

As the shooting occurred, there was another person pumping gas but was uninjured. 

If you have any information related to this crime, please contact the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031, or the Investigation Division at (910) 693-1481, or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110. All information provided will remain confidential and can be provided anonymously.

Earlier in the day, Aberdeen Police was investigating a shooting that happened on Main Street in the downtown business district.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon, shortly after 1 p.m., while many people were eating lunch or browsing stores near the scene.

Video by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

More than 12 shell casings were seen near the railroad tracks at the intersection of West Main Street and North Sycamore Street. The intersection was shut down while investigators collected evidence.

Part of the sidewalk on Main Street was also shut down in front of a barber shop. Fragments of bullets along with damage to the building were being looked at by investigators. A door to the barber shop also had a bullet hole in the glass.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

According to investigators, they are talking to witnesses and currently do not have a description of the shooter or the car they were driving.

It’s unclear at this time if the two shootings are related.

As more information becomes available, this story will be updated.

Feature photo: Authorities investigate the scene where a man was fatally shot in Southern Pines on Oct. 8/Sandhills Sentinel/Patrick Priest. 

~This article was written with the help of Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

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