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West Bladen student shot and killed after basketball game Monday night

A Bladen County teenager died after a shooting following the East Bladen - West Bladen basketball game Monday night. Police said around 10:00 p.m., shots were fired at the McDonald's on South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. Nineteen-year-old Jahkee Sledge of Clarkton was shot in the torso. He was transported to Bladen County hospital, where he died. Sledge was a senior at West Bladen High School. There was extra security on campus today, in the wake of last night's shooting. Robert Kinlaw, Elizabethtown’s police chief, said, “It's not uncommon for the kids to get together after a ballgame. We've never had this type of problem in the past. We've had problems with fights and crowd control, but nothing in the past that's rises to this level of violence.” McDonalds is one of two popular hangouts in Elizabethtown for post-game celebrations. Police said students from both schools were there when sledge was shot.

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When I was growing up, you

When I was growing up, you got into it with someone at school, work, out in a bar, or wherever, it usually ended up in a fist fight. Nowadays, the first thing people do is pull a gun. No chance for second thoughts or to work things out. Just a total waste of life on both sides of the weapon.


I miss him alot.. he was a good friend of mine and we had so much fun together he was like a brother 2 me and i waish i couldnt been there to help protect him. things like this cant keep happening. i keep thinking what if one day someones on here writing about me. i wouldnt know though. am i right or wrong. you tell me. -Shae