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Man arrested for shooting woman as she drove

The Red Springs woman who was shot in the forehead while driving Friday has died, Lt. Charlie Revels of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

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RED SPRINGS, N.C. — The Robeson County Sheriff's Office charged a man Friday in a fatal shooting on Milk Dairy Road, Lt. Charlie Revels said.

Crystal Cummings, 28, of Sessoms Street in Red Springs, was driving along the road on Aug. 7 when she was shot in the forehead. She died Aug. 10.

Jimmy Marrisell Powers, 23, of the 200 block of Straightway Drive in Fairmont, was charged with first-degree murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle.

Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said his office has not made a connection between Powers and Cummings.

Investigators said they think the shooting was gang-related and that Cummings was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Revels said more arrests could be forthcoming.

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