‘Irresponsible act’: Elderly, handicapped N.C. woman hurt after shots fired into home

‘Irresponsible act’: Elderly, handicapped N.C. woman hurt after shots fired into home
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RED SPRINGS, N.C. (WMBF) – The Red Springs police chief is requesting state and federal help to find out who fired shots into a home, hurting an elderly and handicapped woman.

Officers were called at 12:30 a.m. Friday to a home in the 200 block of Baldwin Street where they found multiple bullet holes in the home.

Police found the woman suffered a gunshot wound to her lower extremities. They added the victim was a paralyzed stroke patient.

She was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center where she is being treated.

“This is an irresponsible act and shows that the person or persons (s) have no fear of the Law and a complete disrespect for human life. This careless act placed small children and elderly members of this household in danger and this will not be tolerated in Red Springs. Our citizens deserve to live in peace, without the fear of being harmed within their own home,” Red Springs Police Chief Brent Adkins said.

Adkins said he is reaching out to every local, state and federal law enforcement agency to help supply his police department with manpower, technology and other tools needed to find those responsible for the shooting.

A reward is also being offered for information in the case.

Anyone who may know anything about the shooting is asked call 910-580-9137 or Lt. Det. McManus at 910-733-8984. Callers can remain anonymous.

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