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The shooting happened Sunday just before 5 p.m. near Hubert McLean Avenue and McManus Street, Red Springs Police Chief Ronnie Patterson told ABC11.
NEW: Justin Penn, 18, is being charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his grandmother, Mary Penn, 77. It happened on Mother's Day in Robeson County. The Red Springs police chief says Justin is being held without bond at the county detention center. @ABC11_WTVD pic.twitter.com/by9EzthZqQ— Michael Lozano (@MLozanoABC11) May 11, 2020
When officers arrived, they found a woman, later identified as 77-year-old Mary Penn, with a gunshot wound to her upper body.
Witnesses, including family and neighbors, told police 18-year-old Justin Penn shot his grandmother.
Penn was still at the home and was taken into custody.
He is being held without bond at the Robeson County Detention Center.
The Red Springs Police Department is still investigating.