A man was fatally shot at a convenience store Friday morning.

The shooting occurred behind M&S Market at the corner of West Pennsylvania Avenue and South Stephens Street in Southern Pines.

The victim, Shyheem Ucif Utley, age 19 of Pinebluff, NC was transported to Moore Regional Hospital when he reportedly died.  According to police, the shooting was not a random act of violence; the victim knew the shooter.  Authorities did not release the name of the victim.

The shooter is not in custody at this time, and the police are actively looking for the individual.

This is a developing story and will be updated when information becomes available.

*Update:  The Southern Pines Police confirmed this was not a drive-by shooting as first reported.



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