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Suspect Wanted In Shooting Of Cumberland Girl

Posted August 15, 2005 10:19 a.m. EDT

— Cumberland County sheriff deputies are searching for a Fayetteville man wanted in connection with the June 3 shooting of a young girl.

Authorities said 23-year old Henry Sims III fired a rifle into a mobile home on Holland Street.

Investigators believe the shooting was in retaliation to Sims being robbed during a botched drug deal. However, the suspect fired into the wrong home where several children, ranging in ages of one year to 14 years old, were located.

One of those children, a 12-year old girl, was shot in the back and seriously injured.

Sims is considered armed and dangerous. He has been known to frequent the Tiffany Pines area of Fayetteville.

Anyone with information about Sims' whereabouts should contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at

(910) 323-1500