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Gunfire hits three homes, one woman injured


     Gunfire into three area homes early Wednesday left one woman with a bullet wound, others shaken, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office gathering evidence and looking for suspects, agency reports say.

     Shootings into homes were reported at 13:39 a.m. on Godwin Trail, Chadbourn, just north of Clarendon; at 12:53 a.m. on Billy McDuffie Lane Clarendon, off of Walter Todd Road; and at 4:29 a.m. on Miller Road, Tabor City, near Ashley Avenue, sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said.

     Detectives have not determined if any of the shootings were related, Tatum said.

     A 22 year-old woman, one of nine people who were asleep in the Miller Road home, was struck by gunfire “in the back portion of her body,” Tatum said. The injury to the woman’s buttocks was not believed to be life threatening.

     Children in the home included a baby boy and baby girl, a 9-year-old boy and a girl who is 12, a report by Deputy Tyler Reeves said. Two men and a woman, in addition to the injured person, were also in the home.

     Damage to the home was listed at $200.

     A man and woman were awake inside the Godwin Trail home when shots were fired into it, damage to the house shown at $1,000, another $100 in damage to the rear window of a Hyundai Sonata, a report by Deputy Alex Britt said.

     A man and woman were awake at the Billy McDuffie Lane home, a boy and girl, both age 1, were asleep, Tatum said. A report by MSGT Jason M. Durdle did not show any damage.

     Updates on this story will be posted as events warrant. Look for more on this story in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.