One person was shot Friday night in Southern Pines. The victim was driven to the hospital in a private vehicle just before 9 p.m.
The shooting occurred on South Mechanic Street near the intersection with West Massachusetts Avenue. Southern Pines Police had taped off the area, and a number of officers and detectives could be seen working the crime scene.
Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
The Emergency Room in Pinehurst had a heavy police presence as the family and friends of the victim, Shaquille Jones, 26, of Jackson Springs, began to arrive at the hospital.
“This incident was not a random act of violence, and there is not an ongoing threat to the community,” said Southern Pines Police Department in a press release.
The victim’s condition has not been released at this time.
Authorities said this is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about the shooting is asked to call the department at 910-692-7031 or call the anonymous tip line at 910-693-4110.
Feature photo: Crime scene at South Mechanic Street in Southern Pines.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.