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Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting near Hope Mills


The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man died following a shooting in a neighborhood near Hope Mills early Wednesday.

Deputies responded to a shooting near the 400 block of Scipio Court around 1:15 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Scipio Court is off Spinnaker Drive, not far from Legion Road.

A man with a gunshot wound was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center before deputies arrived, the release said. 

The Sheriff’s Office later Wednesday identified the man as 24-year-old Jaquon Jamario McCoy of Hope Mills. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that this shooting was not a random incident, as all parties involved are known to one another,’’ the Sheriff’s Office said in the release.

The Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Senior Sgt. C. Zwan at 910-677-5503 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477). 

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