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6 charged in Smithfield shooting at bus stop

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. -

Six people have been charged with crimes in relation to a shooting in Smithfield Jan. 3 that resulted in three people being shot, including a 3-year-old child and his mother.

The mother and child were caught in the crossfire while walking to a nearby school bus stop to meet her nephews who had just gotten off the bus.

A 24-year-old man also suffered a gunshot wound near 509 Mill Street.

Amos Stokes and Antwan Hawkins each face three charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Charged in the case are:

  • Amos Stokes: Three charges of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, accessory after the fact, possession of  firearm by felon ($1,020,000 bond)
  • Antwan Hawkins: Three charges of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, accessory after the fact, possession of firearm by felon ($1,500,000)
  • Shanquan Padgett: two counts of possession of a firearm by felon, possession of a stolen firearm ($110,000)
  • Jalil Sanders: trafficking cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, possession of cocaine ($75,000)
  • Margaret Peacock Alter: destroying evidence, maintain a dwelling for controlled substance ($10,000)
  • Patrena Dayes: Conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, accessory after the fact ($200,000)

A witness told WNCN after the shooting that prior to the shooting, two cars pulled up to a nearby home and seven or eight people emptied out of them and gathered in the yard of 509 Mill Street.

Moments later, gunfire erupted.

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