Fayetteville School Shooting Victim's Condition Improves

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A 15-year-old girl wounded in a school shooting near Fayetteville last week has been upgraded to critical but stable condition.

Cumberland County Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said Catilyn Abercrombie is now breathing without the aid of a mechanical respirator. Tanna said a .22 caliber bullet is still lodged in the teen's neck near her spine.

Officials have charged a 15-year-old juvenile in the Oct. 24 shooting at Cape Fear High School. Eighteen-year-old Ta'von McLaurin is charged with felony aiding and abetting.

Deputies believe Abercrombie was not the intended target.

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  • by grannyan Location: Tarboro on Nov 10, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    I hope she continues to improve. It is sad when our children are in danger when they are in school.
  • by Harry Location: Goldsboro on Nov 5, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    Glad to hear the young lady is now off the respirator. Hope she is on the road to a much faster recovery.
  • by obamanot on Nov 5, 2011 at 05:53 AM
    These two low life creeps should be on a chain gang and be mayed to work everyday to pay her hospital bills and a weekly check for pain and suffering for their the rest of their sorry existance.Stupid piece of walking dungs.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Nov 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM
    What has never been made clear in any reporting of this nasty incident, is whether the little girl was deliberately targeted, or if a "stray" bullet struck her. The gun too has not been explained either. I have seen different details in each place i have read this story...
  • by 40ome on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:44 PM
    With a name like Ta`von, you know he's siberian.

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