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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Officers in Columbus County are investigating a double shooting that happened at the hospital Friday morning around 7:00.
Police in Whiteville say a man walked into the parking lot of Columbus Regional Healthcare System, shot a woman and another man. The shooting took place on the visitor's side of the hospital.
According to police, Elijah Jones shot his estranged wife, Joan Everette, and her new boyfriend Bobby Ray Shipman. Everette was killed at the scene, and Shipman was taken to the hospital for treatment. There is no word on his condition at this time.
Authorities say Jones turned himself into the courthouse shortly after the incident.
Police say the estranged couple recently started having domestic issues. Up until last Friday, police provided security at Everette's job after she received threats from Jones.
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