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Shooting at party kills 2, wounds 1

Posted June 10, 2008

— A fight at an early morning party on Tuesday led to a shoot-out in which two men were killed and one man wounded, according to the Scotland County Sheriff's Office.

Richard Locklear Jr. was hosting a party at his home at 14960 Locklear Road when a fight between him and two other men broke out shortly before 3 a.m., Sheriff Sheppard Jones said.

During the fight, Locklear, Thomas Grant and Byron Phipps began shooting at each other.

Locklear and Grant died of gunshot wounds at the scene, Jones said.

Phipps was shot in the stomach and underwent surgery at Scotland Memorial Hospital. He was listed in critical condition in the intensive-care unit later Tuesday.

Jones said investigators believe the men had been drinking. All three men involved in the shooting were friends, he said.


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  • medic208 Jun 10, 2008

    I'm in Laurinburg as well. Haven't heard any updates as of yet.

  • TheLiberalIntellect Jun 10, 2008

    My hometown is Laurinburg and though I'm in another town now about an hour away most of my family is there now. I'm anxiously awaiting morei information.

  • newsReader Jun 10, 2008

    wanna bet we find out later "alcohol was involved"

  • blablah Jun 10, 2008

    This is terrible. I do wonder who was behind.

  • SuperNupe Jun 10, 2008

    We need more info...

  • CHLUKE Jun 10, 2008

    I'm from laurinburg also, praying for all.

  • rlewis Jun 10, 2008

    I really hope they catch whoever is responsible for this.

    I'm sick of things like this happening. NAIL THIS PERP TO THE WALL.

  • islandgirl Jun 10, 2008

    I hope the victim whose struggling for his life right now, makes it thru this horrible time, and hopefully he can say who shot him and his friends, and they pay to the fullest extent of the Law..... Praying for the recovery of the victim, and the love ones of the victim who was taken from them..... also praying that the person or person behind the shooting are all caught and freedom taken away from them for-ever

  • BeachBum08 Jun 10, 2008

    why do people feel that violence is the answer!!??!!!!

  • gto77 Jun 10, 2008

    I'm from Laurinburg....Waiting on more info....