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Police: Gunman shoots patient in NC hospital

LAURINBURG, NC (AP) - Police say a gunman shot a patient at a hospital in Laurinburg and tried to shoot the patient's girlfriend.

Police say the gunfire followed a fight at a club early Monday.

Laurinburg police Capt. Kimothy Monroe said Wayne "Wolf" Simmons, the father of 1 of the women in the club fight, came to Scotland Memorial Hospital. She said Simmons entered a room and fired at Domario Covington, who was being treated for injuries from the fight.

Monroe said Covington ran away and Simmons then tried to shoot Covington's girlfriend, but the gun didn't fire. Simmons was arrested in the hospital parking lot.

Covington was in critical but stable condition.

Monroe said Simmons faces charges including attempted murder.

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