Police: Arrest made after 8-year-old hurt in Laurinburg drive-by shooting

Zyquis Kyree Monroe
Zyquis Kyree Monroe(Laurinburg PD)
Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 3:37 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 19, 2023 at 6:38 PM EDT
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LAURINBURG, N.C. (WMBF) - Authorities said a child was hurt in a drive-by shooting in Laurinburg on Sunday.

The Laurinburg Police Department said officers responded to Marcellus Street at around 2:10 p.m. after reports of gunshots in the area.

The 8-year-old victim was found at the scene with a gunshot wound to their leg.

Police said the child was outside playing when a black vehicle drove by and people inside began firing. The child was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Later in the day, police said 27-year-old Zyquis Kyree Monroe was arrested in connection to the incident. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm from within an enclosure and discharging a firearm in city limits.

Police said Monore was booked into Scotland County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurinburg Police Department at 910-276-3211 or Scotland Crimestoppers at 910-266-8146.

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