Pender Shooting

A fight between two friends sends one to the hospital and the other behind bars. Investigators say Bruce Spencer was shot at the A&B Food Mart at the intersection of us highway 421 and Piney Woods Road in Pender County early Monday morning. Witnesses told detectives that the gunman, James Lawton Senior, fled after the fight. He apparently then went to the hospital and was treated for injuries. Lawton was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Spencer is listed in serious condition.