Shooting leaves 1 dead at Lumberton mall, 2 detained after pursuit

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
1 person dead in shooting at Lumberton shopping mall
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Two people were detained in connection with the deadly shooting after leading police on a chase that ended in Saint Pauls.

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A shooting at a Lumberton shopping center left one person dead Monday.

Police officers responded just before 6:30 p.m. to Bigg's Park Mall at 2800 N. Elm St. in response to a shooting.

The victim was found outside the mall with gunshot wounds and was taken across the street to UNC Health Southeastern. The victim died at the hospital.

Two people who left the scene in a white vehicle were detained after leading Lumberton officers and state troopers on a chase that ended on Interstate 95 near Saint Pauls.

At least two dozen evidence markers were visible, most surrounding a white BMW sedan parked near the mall entrance. Bullet holes were visible in mall doors and glass was shattered near an entry to JCPenney.

According to a police source, the victim was walking past the store when the shooting happened.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845.

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