Victim in critical condition, investigators ask for help after shooting at Lumberton school football game

Lumberton football game shooting
Lumberton football game shooting(Don Weller)
Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 10:17 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2022 at 10:57 AM EST
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) - Law enforcement officers are asking for help in their investigation after a woman was shot outside a Lumberton Junior High football game Wednesday night.

Police responded to a call just before 8 p.m. of reported gunfire at Lumberton Senior High School football stadium. On arrival they found a 41-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot.

The victim was taken by helicopter to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Captain Vernon Johnson with the Lumberton Police Department said her condition has been upgraded to critical, but stable.

Witnesses say they heard multiple gunshots and described the suspect as wearing black clothing.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking for the public’s assistance.

Anyone who was present during the game and may have witnessed anything that might be related to the shooting or has a video that may help investigators solve this case is asked to contact the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845 and/or the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at either (910) 671-3170 or .

Officers with the Lumberton Police Department, Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina ALE, NC Highway Patrol and the ATF are on the scene investigating this incident.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.