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