LUMBERTON — Two men have been killed in separate shootings this week in Lumberton and St. Pauls.
A 52-year-old Lumberton man was killed and a woman was injured during a shooting on Monday night at an apartment building, according to Lumberton police Capt. Terry Parker.
John Rowe, of 1114 E. First St., was shot and killed outside of his apartment at about 8:50 p.m., Parker said. Sharon Crump, 32, of Spearman Street, was injured in the shooting, but her injuries were not life threatening, according to Parker.
“We don’t know the motive right now, or what this was about,” Parker said. “We don’t have any suspects at this time.”
Lumberton police Detective Duane Hunter is conducting the investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to call the Lumberton Police Department at 910-671-3845
The name of the man who was killed during a home invasion that occurred shortly before midnight on Sunday near St. Pauls has been released.
Gary Wayne Adams Jr., 22, of 1080 E. Green Springs Road, Parkton, was shot and killed when someone broke into a mobile home at 381 Edge Grove Circle near St. Pauls, according to sheriff’s Maj. Howard Branch. The owner of the home, 44-year-old Anthony Williams, was shot in the arm and stomach, Branch said. His condition was not available this morning.
Branch said that Michael Rawls, 27, of the 500 block of Edge Grove Circle, heard a knock on the door at about 11:30 p.m. and when he opened the door, a gunman opened fire. Four people, including Adams and Williams, were shot, but Rawls was not among them.
Branch said that Adams was among multiple people who broke into a mobile home. Branch didn’t know the names of the other two people who were shot.