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Argument escalates into shooting, man taken to hospital

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Deputies in Bladen County are investigating a shooting that happened in the Bladenboro area just after 8:00 Wednesday night. Deputies in Bladen County are investigating a shooting that happened in the Bladenboro area just after 8:00 Wednesday night.

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Deputies in Bladen County are investigating a shooting that happened in the Bladenboro area just after 8:00 Wednesday night.

According to Captain Rodney Hester, deputies were called to respond to a fight between two men at Bryant Swamp Church. They found Reuben Lee Harrelson, 36, shot in the right leg when they arrived.

Hester said Harrelson's nephew had an argument with a group of boys at a neighboring home. When Harrelson saw the group standing on the side of the road, he confronted them and a fight began.

Harrelson told authorities he heard gunshots and felt pain his leg during the fight. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound.

According to Hester, the group left the area before deputies arrived. The Captain said the sheriff's office has suspect information in this case and charges should be coming soon.

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