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Two arrested in connection to Robeson County shooting of mother, daughter

Posted September 13, 2021 6:20 p.m. EDT
Updated September 13, 2021 6:51 p.m. EDT

— Two people have been arrested in connection to the shooting of a woman and her 9-year-old daughter, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office said.

Christian K. Locklear, 21, from Pembroke and a 16-year-old teenager from Lumberton were arrested by investigators on Monday.

He's facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony conspiracy and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle.​

A 9 year old Robeson County girl is still fighting for her life after she was shot while riding in the car with her mom

Deputies responded to a call for shots fired on Moss Neck Road in Pembroke on Saturday afternoon. They found Renota Sosa and her daughter injured by gunfire while driving.

Sosa is being treated for life-threatening injuries, officials said. Her daughter was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Several shots were fired into the back of a car while a mother and her 9-year-old daughter were driving in Pembroke. Four people are facing charges

Authorities said Locklear was placed under a $1.5 million secured bond. They have not yet released information about what charges he is facing.

“Senseless acts such as this horrific incident cannot be tolerated," said Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

"To recklessly shoot at a moving vehicle for absolutely no cause is beyond comprehension," he said. "Any citizen in this county should feel safe in their travels. "

Investigators are still looking for two other teenagers who are facing charges in this case.

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