An arrest has been made in one of three separate shootings from late last week.
A 14-year-old boy was charged with the shooting of Michael McLean outside of Brothers in the Hood Market. McLean was shot at 10 p.m. Thursday. It was the first of the shootings that left one man dead and a child injured.
McLean was listed in critical condition, but has since been treated and released.
Police are still searching for a second person believed to have been involved in that shooting.
The juvenile was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a handgun by a minor, carrying a concealed gun, and discharging a firearm in the city limits. He has been placed in an area juvenile facility and is not presently suspected of involvement in the rest of Thursday’s spree of violence.
“We don’t link him at this time to any of the other shootings,” said Lt. Marc Godwin of the Laurinburg Police Department. “The perpetrator did know the victim, but it’s questionable how. We’re still investigating it right now.”
Police are also investigating a 1:50 a.m. shooting Friday at a home on Hickory Street when someone fired multiple shots into the home, according to the police.
An 8-year-old girl, who was sleeping inside the home, was struck in the left arm by a bullet. She was treated at Scotland Memorial Hospital and released.
A third separate shooting at 2 a.m. left Jonathan Murphy dead in the front yard of 359 Lincoln Street. Police say the Murphy, 22, of Harrison Street was shot multiple times.
Police are also investigating several individuals who may have been involved in Murphy’s murder.
Anyone with any information about this crime or any of the other recent occurrences should call the Laurinburg Police Department at 910-276-3211 or Crimestoppers at 910-291-3333.
“We’re still asking for people to help us with any sort of information that they have on the other two shootings,” said Godwin. “We have some people of interest in the Lincoln Street murder, but we’re still asking for information.”