Law enforcement and emergency crews responded to a shooting near Pinebluff on Hazelwood Drive, just off Pinebluff Lake Road, Thursday around 8 p.m. Residents reported hearing several shots fired.
Upon arrival, authorities found an older female resident of Hazelwood Drive with a gunshot wound. Due to weather, a helicopter could not fly the victim to an area trauma center, so EMS transported her to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Her condition is unknown at this time.
Detectives were on the scene, and the area was roped off with police tape. The road was also shut down. Authorities did not release the woman’s identity or the identity of the suspect, who is not in custody at this time.
Members of the victim’s family arrived on the scene and spoke with authorities.
Responding to the scene were Pinebluff Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and N.C. State Highway Patrol.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
~Article, photo and video by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.