ST. PAULS — A 28-year-old Shannon woman has been charged in the Monday shooting on West Broad Street that left two people injured.
Heather Nicole Locklear, of the 4000 block of Shannon Road, is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to St. Pauls Police Chief Tommy Hagens.
The shooting happened at about 5 p.m. when people at Five Star Discount and RS Food Mart began “mouthing off” to each other, according to Hagens. Hagens said that Locklear, who had been pinned to the ground during the fight, was given a gun by an unidentified person and she then shot Shannon Lowery, 20, of Raeford, and Mitchell Locklear, 22, of Shannon.
The Robesonian also spoke with a witness to the shooting who said an employee of the Hardee’s restaurant was leaving and argued with several people at a nearby service station. The employee got in a vehicle, but as it left, it stopped at a traffic light and someone hit it with a baseball bat. The employee got out of the vehicle and a fight broke out.
“And then all of the sudden I heard bang, bang,” the witness said. “One of the girls had pulled out a gun and shot one of the girls in the foot and (the) employee in the stomach.”
Hagens said that there had been an altercation between the two groups in the days leading up to the shooting.
Locklear was in good condition at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, according to spokesman Amanda Crabtree, and Lowery was treated and released.
Heather Nicole Locklear was placed in the Robeson County jail under $50,000 bond. Her first scheduled court appearance was today.