By Theodore Shoebat
A man in North Carolina, named Deion Jamille Johns, opened fire on a Christmas parade, shooting two people. One of the victims is in critical condition while the other received non-deadly injuries. According to one report:
Police say one person has been arrested in a shooting that happened during a Christmasparade in central North Carolina.
Sanford Police Sgt. Vincent Frazier tells local news outlets that 20-year-old Deion Jamille Johns was arrested Monday and charged with several crimes including attempted murder.
Authorities say two people were hurt in the shooting that happened Monday night around 8 p.m. at Sanford’s annual Christmas parade. Police say one person is in serious condition, while the other person’s injury is not life threatening.
Johns was being held in the Lee County jail on a $360,000 secured bond with a first court appearance scheduled for Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Another report, more detailed, says:
Sanford’s Christmas Parade, one of the oldest in the area, was marred Monday night by gun violence that left two people injured and sent parade-goers scrambling for safety.
Early Tuesday morning, police confirmed that two teenagers were shot.
Sanford police officers who were working the annual Christmas Parade heard several gunshots near the 100 block of South Gulf Street. Officers saw a man firing a handgun at another man.
Officers chased the suspect north on Gulf Street and after a brief foot chase, the suspect was taken into custody, said Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton.
The victim, identified as Sean Dimitrius Matthews, 18 of Sanford, was found suffering from several gunshot wounds to his lower abdomen area, arms and leg. He was taken to CCH ER and later flown to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill for further treatment.
Matthews was listed in critical condition.
Another victim was struck once by gunfire in his arm. Jadakis Tysor, 16 of Sanford, was taken to CCH ER in a personal vehicle and treated for his injury.
Police charged Deion Jamille Johns, 20, of the 1500 block of Westover Drive in Sanford with one count of attempted murder and one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Johns was also charged with three misdemeanors which included discharging a firearm within city limits, possession of a weapon at a parade and going armed to the terror of the people.