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2 brothers shot in Harnett County drive-by

Posted May 2

— Two brothers were shot early Tuesday morning during a drive-by shooting in Harnett County, according to the sheriff's office.

The shooting happened at 609 Gilchrist Road around 3:45 a.m., according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office. Two brothers inside the home, age 23 and 16, were shot.

The 16-year-old brother was treated for his injuries and released, but the other had serious injuries and was flown to the hospital to be treated. Their identities were not released.

The sheriff said at least 36 shell casings were recovered, and two different weapons were used: a 9 mm pistol and a .223 rifle.

Two homes and several vehicles were hit by bullets. Seven people were in a neighboring home that was shot but none were injured.

Authorities do not have a suspect.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Harnett County Sheriff's Office at 910-893-9111.


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