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Wednesday morning shooting leaves woman with life-threatening injuries


Two people have been charged in connection with a Wednesday morning shooting that left a woman with life-threatening injuries.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting just after 1:30 a.m. in the area of the 3300 block of Village Drive, police said in a release.  

A woman had been shot and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said an “unknown type of disturbance’’ occurred before the shooting.

Wednesday night police identified the woman as 44-year-old Angie Anderson of the 200 block of Eastwood Avenue.

“Detectives have determined the victim was not known to the suspects,’’ police said in the release. “The attack on the victim was the result of the disturbance between the victim’s boyfriend and the suspects.’’ 

Tyrece Kodjo, 19, of the 3000 block of Queen Anne Loop, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and shooting into an occupied vehicle, police said in the release. He was arrested Wednesday and is in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.  

Justin Simmons, 19, of the 3000 block of Armour Drive, was charged with accessory after the fact. He was arrested Wednesday and received a $50,000 unsecured bond, police said.  

Police said there was a report of shots fired in the area of Village Drive and Roxie Avenue prior to the reported shooting.

Anderson’s vehicle, a red Ford Fusion, was stalled in the intersection of Village Drive and Roxie Avenue, police said. Her passenger was trying to help her. Multiple vehicles passed through the intersection during this time, police said.

Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to contact detective R. Vernon at 910-729-2525 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477). 

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