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Three shot at Fayetteville nightclub

Posted March 2

— Three people were shot after a bullet was fired at a Fayetteville club early Sunday morning.

Prior to the shooting at the Boom Boom Room, located at 106 S. Eastern Blvd., a fight occurred inside the club, resulting in Lorenzo Shepherd, 25, being kicked out of the business, police said. Shepherd was allowed to re-enter the club and got into a fight with another person.

Shots were fired during the altercation. A bullet went through Shepherd and struck Shenequa McMillian, 23, and Janielle Elliott, 17, police said.

Shepherd and Elliott were transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Shepherd was listed in stable condition Sunday, and Elliott was listed in critical condition, police said.

McMillian was taken to Southeastern Medical Center in Lumberton, where she was listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers tips can also be submitted through its anonymous online tip sheet.


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  • MichaelOps Mar 3, 10:10 a.m.

    Hope ALE is investigating this. A 17 year old at a bar?! Unbelievable.

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 3, 9:57 a.m.

    If the new story is correct and the girl was only 17, then there goes the licenses.

  • beas Mar 3, 9:25 a.m.

    I was thinking the same thing--a 17-year-old?

  • Ijaz Fahted Mar 3, 9:24 a.m.

    Brilliant choice to allow a person back in who had already been kicked out for an altercation.

  • jasonalston Mar 3, 9:21 a.m.

    No excuse for letting that CHILD in the club, they should be shut down immediately. And these dummies with these guns hurt people they didn't mean to hurt much of the time, which is why I wish they'd figure out better ways to handle conflict.

  • Obamacare rises again Mar 3, 9:06 a.m.

    Hanging out a a place called the Boom Boom Room is asking for trouble. You might as well play Russian roulette with a revolver.

  • Rolling Along Mar 3, 9:02 a.m.

    Name of the club seems appropriate...

  • blasphemour Mar 3, 8:50 a.m.

    What was a 17 year old doing in a nightclub? Sounds like a quality establishment.

  • outhousecat Mar 3, 8:32 a.m.

    What was a 17 year old doing in a bar? And don`t they check for weapons at the door?

    Time to shut down the Boom Boom Room.