Juvenile Charged in Chadbourn Shootings

A juvenile faces charges in two Chadbourn shooting incidents, according to Chadbourn Police.

“It’s been a long night,” Chief Ken Elliot said. “Our department has been working some long hours on this case.”

Two people were hit by gunfire in Chadbourn Monday around 6:17 p.m. Chadbourn Police found the scene in the 300 block of South Lewis Street, near Jackson. Both victims were transported by private vehicle to Columbus Regional, where they are being treated.
Elliot said detectives tracked down the juvenile suspect, then requested a petition form the courts. The youth was taken into custody Tuesday, and is being held in a Wilmington juvenile detention facility.

“During the course of the investigation we developed information that this same individual was responsible for another shooting,” Elliot said.

In that case, officers responded to three shootings within 90 minutes. No one was injured, but several vehicles and homes were damaged.

“This is an active investigation,” Elliot said. “As always, any information the public can offer will be kept confidential. If you think you have information about this case, contact us.” 

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