Argument at graduation party leaves one dead, one injured after shooting

Argument at graduation party leaves one dead, one injured after shooting
Published: Jun. 11, 2022 at 2:16 PM EDT
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BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Two people showed up at the Bladen County Hospital with gunshot wounds at 11:42 p.m. Friday.

“The individuals that we’re looking at in this, make no mistake, are villains,” said Capt. Morgan Johnson with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Jim McVickers says two victims showed up to the hospital after suffering gunshot wounds during an argument at a graduation party. This happened in the 100 block of White Plains Church Road.

Eric Chancy, 20, succumbed to his injuries. The second victim, an 18-year-old, has been released from the hospital.

“It’s terrible. This should have never happened,” said Sheriff McVicker. “I just can’t imagine going through what they’re going through right now.”

The Elizabethtown Police Department was dispatched to assist with a large crowd gathered at the hospital. Meanwhile, it took the sheriff’s office two hours to process the scene. There, they found several shell casings, suggesting multiple shooters.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident. If you have any information, contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960.

“They can call anonymously,” said Capt. Johnson. “Someone knows. Someone saw and the sheriff’s office would be very grateful for any information regarding that.”

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