UPDATE: Juvenile surrenders to Sheriff’s Office following shooting in Bladen County

Published: Apr. 27, 2022 at 10:57 AM EDT
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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) - A 15-year-old male surrendered himself to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday around 6 p.m. in connection to the shooting that took place on Moultrie Lane, Elizabethtown Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, the juvenile has been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. He is being held in the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

Bladen County Sheriff’s Office released an update on social media shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that said three individuals who were taken into custody in connection with the shooting in the area of Moutlrie Lane and Peanut Plant Road in Elizabethtown Wednesday morning had been released.

Bladen County schools were locked down initially; however, they were given the all-clear from law enforcement shortly before noon.

According to a news release, Bladen County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 10:19 a.m. Wednesday reporting shots fired. Officials confirmed one person was injured in a shooting and had been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Bladen County Schools officials reported in a tweet that an emergency situation took place Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office 910-862-6960.

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