Man shot in Whiteville Food Lion parking lot dies from injuries

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Whiteville Police (Photo: City of Whiteville Facebook)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man who was shot in the parking lot of a Food Lion in Whiteville earlier this month has died.

Whiteville police say Lamont Pridgen Jr., of Clarkton, was shot near the grocery store on Northfield Center around 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 10.

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He died from his injuries while being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Sunday.

Pridgen had just turned 18 in January.

According to a news release on Feb. 11, police say Pridgen had been hit twice in the back. He told police that he was in the Food Lion parking lot when someone started shooting at the vehicle he was in.

If you know any information, contact Whiteville PD at (910) 642-5111.