By DEUCE NIVEN
& JOYCE GRAHAM
Gunfire echoed through the Tabor-Loris Community and beyond Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, with six people shot, most with relatively minor injuries, and no loss of life reported.
A man and woman in Whiteville were the first reported shot, walking on Phillip Street near Powell Boulevard just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Juwan Young, 21 and Davisha Clarida, 22, of the same North Thompson Street address in Whiteville, suffered gunshot wounds, one in a thigh, the other in the buttocks. Both were treated for their injuries at Columbus Regional Healthdcare, and reportedly don’t know who was responsible.
Patrick Wesley Brown, 25, told deputies he was shot by two men at his Ten Mile Road home, a report by Columbus County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Waldrop said.
Brown was taken to the Minuteman convenience store, where an ambulance was summoned, taking him to McLeod Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.
Gunfire moved south, with a Main Street shooting in Loris at about 1 a.m. that left two men injured, Chief Karen Shepherd of the Loris Police Department said.
The men were in the area of 2527 Main Street. One was treated for a minor injury at McLeod Loris hospital, the other transferred to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach for surgery, Shepherd said.
She declined to name either man.
“We are still investigating this incident, and have not been able to talk with both of the individuals yet,” Shepherd said. “We will release more information as it becomes available.”
Sheldon Jarrett Barnes, 36, was the last gunshot victim of the evening, suffering a gunshot wound to the neck in the 7700 block of Peacock Road near Chadbourn, a report by Deputy Christopher Canady said. He was transferred to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for treatment of his injury.
There have been no arrests in any of these cases, and no immediate indications that they are related to each other.
For updates on these stories see next Wednesday’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.