5-year-old NC boy killed by crossfire while sitting in backseat of car

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RED SPRINGS, N.C. – A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has been killed by crossfire between people fighting near state Highway 72, WSOC reported.

Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said Alva Paisley Oxendine was wounded Wednesday night near Red Springs and pronounced dead at a hospital hours later.

The sheriff said in a statement that Alva was sitting in the back seat of his mother’s car when he was shot. Alva’s brother was also in the back seat but wasn’t wounded.

Wilkins said the two groups of people had fought earlier in the day and agreed to meet at the N.C. 72 West location to continue their fight and that is when shots were fire. The Robesonian has learned that the fight was recorded and shared on social media.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

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