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Fayetteville Police Look For Second Gunman In Drive-By Shooting

Posted May 8, 2003

— The search continues for a possible second gunman in a drive-by shooting in Fayetteville that injured three people.

Fayetteville police said up to a dozen people in their late teens to early 20s were hanging out on Rowan Street at the MLK Highway overpass when things turned violent around 9:30 p.m. Witnesses said gunshots were fired from a truck as it drove away from a party.

When police arrived, they found three gunshot victims. Moreno Lovejoy, 20, Ricky Bizon, 22, and 19-year-old Lisa Tucker were treated for gunshot injuries at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Tucker is listed in stable condition after being shot in the neck.

Police charged Anthony Phillips, 20, with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. They said more arrests could follow.

People living nearby heard the gunshots, but no one was injured.

"How would you feel if there were kids shooting outside of your house? I hate it," MacFadden said.

Police do not know what started the argument and ensuing gunfire. Officers took six people in for questioning.


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