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Toddler wounded in drive-by shooting

Posted March 23, 2009

— Robeson County authorities on Monday were investigating a drive-by shooting in which a 2-year-old boy was wounded.

Tayshawn Walters was listed in serious condition Monday at Duke University Hospital.

Deputies received a call at about 11 p.m. Sunday about a drive-by shooting at 171 Von St., off U.S. Highway 301 in the Saddletree neighborhood north of Lumberton. The home and two cars parked outside had been shot at at least six times, and at least one of the bullets hit the toddler, authorities said.

The home belongs to the boy's grandparents, and he was living there with his father, Montay Walters, his mother, Cherika McKinnon, and his brother, authorities said.

Investigators haven't released details about a motive for the shooting or possible suspects.


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  • Sidekick Mar 23, 2009

    Drugs or gang or both. But one or the other for sure. Or am I profiling?

  • Mom of two Mar 23, 2009

    thats right colliedave. the b is the only thing they care about. prayers for the child.

  • freetospeak Mar 23, 2009

    So I guess I won't ever get another posting on WRAL, because ALL of my posts are too similar - that's because all of your stories are involving the same nature - let people speak their mind, it's called freedom of the press!!!!

  • freetospeak Mar 23, 2009

    I agree with all the previous posts! There is no doubt in my mind that this is drug related, why else would the grandparents have to house their GROWN children AND their grandchildren!!! And SQUEEK, you are right,also, no white people to blame for this problem.

  • linnway Mar 23, 2009

    Motive= Drugs. Somebody didn't pay up, and now the toddler has to pay by a stray bullet. This is disgusting.

  • miketroll3572 Mar 23, 2009

    Exactly colliedave, where is the naacp, black panthers, jessie jackson, al sharpton, the rev write and all the others. You will not see them because there is no money to be made.

  • Leftwing Mar 23, 2009

    Drug related.

  • scarletindurham Mar 23, 2009

    how horrible. oh my god.

  • Squeek Mar 23, 2009

    Never, because there's no white people to blame for it.

  • colliedave Mar 23, 2009

    When will the NAACP take action on crimes such as this and the death of the young teenager rather than the "hate speach" at NCSU's freedon tunnel?