Sebrell-area shooting sends one to hospital

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2022

A shooting that took place at a family gathering in the Sebrell area Saturday night, May 28, resulted in a juvenile being transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound, police said.

A Southampton County Sheriff’s Office news release stated that at approximately 9:40 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 17000 block of River Road in the Sebrell area.

When deputies arrived, they learned that one juvenile female had been transported by family to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, the release stated, adding that there was another juvenile female that cut her foot on broken glass; two vehicles at the gathering also sustained damage.

Police said the juvenile that was transported to the hospital had been shot in the foot and had a bullet fragment in her neck and hip. No other injuries have been reported.

“The incident occurred at a family gathering to welcome home a service member, and it was reported there were approximately 50 people at the event,” police said in the Friday, June 3, release. “To date, no one has been able to provide detectives with any information regarding the person(s) responsible for the shooting.”

Detective Justin Boone confirmed this was still true as of Monday, June 6.

“No other information has been forwarded to the sheriff’s office,” he stated.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about this incident to come forward.  

Information can be provided to Detective Boone at 757-653-2100 or it can be anonymously reported by calling Franklin/Southampton Crime Solvers at 757-516-7100. People can also text an anonymous tip by visiting www.P3tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app.  

The investigation into this incident is continuing.