MAXTON — A Maxton man was shot and killed after he opened his door to help someone in need, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. A second person was also shot and wounded.
Willie Manning, 61, of 135 Stealth Drive, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to sheriff’s Capt. Anthony Thompson. He said deputies went to the home after receiving a call at 8:45 p.m. about “multiple people” being shot.
Daniel McLaughlin, 54, of the same address, suffered gunshot injuries and was taken to an undisclosed hospital where he received emergency surgery, according to Thompson.
Thompson said that the shooting happened after a man came to the home and asked for gasoline for his vehicle and was quickly followed by two more men.
The only description of the men was their race, but The Robesonian policy is not to include race unless it is one of several descriptive characteristics that could reasonably be assumed to lead to an identification and an arrest.