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Police looking for suspects who shot at shooting victim’s home

Izard, Stroman

Izard, Stroman

ANNIE BLACKBURN
Staff Writer

A reward is being offered through CrimeStoppers for information about two shootings that took place on June 25 and June 27 on Hubbard Street.
The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help after responding to two additional incidents that stemmed from a June 22 shooting on Gaston Street that left Deante Sowell, 21, of Lincolnton, with a gunshot wound to the leg. Sowell drove himself to a residence on Hubbard Street and the police were notified. Anthony Robinson, 29, also of Lincolnton, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection to the incident and a $40,000 bond was set.
On Wednesday morning, Lincolnton Police responded to a call that shots had been fired at the Hubbard Street residence. At the time of the reported incident, eight people were inside the home, ranging in age from 1 year old to 43. Police again responded on Friday to the same home for the same report of shots fired into the home. After spotting a suspicious vehicle on Mull Road, police conducted a traffic stop, at which time the driver and the passenger ran from the vehicle. They are believed to be involved in the shooting at Hubbard Street and a stolen handgun was recovered from the vehicle.
The occupants of the car are suspects in the shooting have been identified as Johnny Ray Izard, Jr. and Gary Francis Stroman. The Lincolnton Police Department has obtained multiple warrants on both individuals and is seeking the community’s help in locating them.
A reward is being offered through CrimeStoppers for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Rewards are up to $1,000 and callers remain anonymous. Call (704) 736-8909.

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