Woman charged in Fayetteville drive-by shooting
Fayetteville police have arrested Shakira Shanese Townsend in connection with a drive-by shooting that happened early Thursday.Posted — Updated
Shakira Shanese Townsend, 23, was charged with one count each of felony conspiracy and felony assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting seriously bodily injury.
Investigators did not provide a motive for the shooting but said Townsend shot Lencie Ireland, 19, outside a home in the 6200 block of Elstree Place.
Witnesses reported a silver vehicle pulling up shortly before 1 a.m., and someone firing at Ireland and another person before driving away.
Ireland had been shot in the legs, police said. She was treated at a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police are still investigating the shooting and ask that anyone with information that could help their investigation to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.
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