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  • Robeson Drive-By Shooting Claims Life Of 11-Year-Old
    Robeson Drive-By Shooting Claims Life Of 11-Year-Old
    Investigators Look For Suspects In Case
    POSTED: 11:39 a.m. EST December 30, 2003
    UPDATED: 5:12 p.m. EST December 30, 2003

    LUMBERTON, N.C. -- Authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 11-year-old girl.

    Nicole Oxendine was killed Monday night in a drive-by shooting.

    Investigators say 11-year-old Nicole Oxendine was asleep in her relative's trailer late Monday night in Robeson County, south of Lumberton when someone in a white Sedan shot into the window of the trailer at least six times.

    One of the shots hit Oxendine in the head. She died at the scene.

    "I can't understand why somebody would kill her," said Yvonne Locklear, Oxendine's aunt. "[It's] terrible, terrible, especially when you go in the house and see all the blood in that bed and know that she was asleep and somebody came through and did that to her."

    Neighbors in the area are also stunned about Oxendine's death, especially those with children of their own.

    "I thought about, 'Man, what if this happened to us or something.' Yeah, it's scary," neighbor Leigh Gomez said.

    Authorities say So far, investigators do not have any suspects in the case. They are not sure if it was a random shooting or if someone inside the home was the target.

    Reporter: Jason Stoogenke
    Photographer: Michael Joyner
    OnLine Producer: Kamal Wallace
    Copyright 2003 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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  • #2
    Robeson Investigators Look For Car In Connection With Drive-By Shooting
    Nicole Oxendine Shot To Death In Trailer
    POSTED: 5:51 p.m. EST December 31, 2003

    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. -- Robeson County investigators said they have leads in a drive-by shooting that killed an 11-year-old girl.

    Authorities believe someone in a white Ford Taurus may have been connected to a drive-by shooting in Robeson County that killed Nicole Oxendine.

    A bullet entered a mobile home where Nicole Oxendine was sleeping. She died instantly from a shot to the head. A second bullet narrowly missed her sister, Deanne, who was sleeping in the same bed, just inches away.

    "I heard something like firecrackers and something hot, like something was stinging me," Deanne said.

    Investigators do not believe Nicole was the target. They have no motive for the drive-by shooting, but they do think the mobile home was singled out.

    "We feel like the mobile home was targeted. There were two other residences right near there and neither was hit," said Maj. Randal Patterson, of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.

    Witnesses think the shots were coming from a white Ford Taurus. Investigators are now working with the Department of Motor Vehicles, trying to identify any white Ford Tauruses registered to an address in the area.

    Deanne Oxendine said she wants more than just answers. She wants her little sister back.

    "I just wish it would have hit me and not her, so she could be here. She was too young," she said.

    Oxendine will be buried Saturday. Family members said she did not get to enjoy her Christmas presents, so her sisters plan to put some dolls that she got for Christmas inside her coffin.

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    Reporter: Melissa Buscher
    Photographer: Ron Pittman
    OnLine Producer: Kamal Wallace
    Copyright 2003 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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    • #3
      This is so sad to hear. Her family will be in our prayers. When will this violence stop? Too many innocent people are losing their lives due to random violence. When will it end :( ?
      Through the good times and bad times, always pray.


      • #4
        It wont end until we take back our streets an neighborhoods . To many thugs come along a take lifes an property just to show how tuff they are . This is so sad another angel lost because of a stupid random act . My prayers go up for her an her family an others that suffer at the hands of tugs like this.
        Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
        Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!


        • #5
          First Shane Zotigh and now this. When will the authorities get
          around to using the RICO statute and conspiracy laws to take
          these gang members off the streets and lock them up (preferably
          permanently) so that the rest of us can be safe?


          • #6
            the only thing that make these thugs tuff is the weapons with out these weapons they will prolly go crying to there mamas
            if they ever get there azz kicked jus remember all thugs go to hell ha ha


            • #7
              we gave them a inch and they took thousands of miles


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