4 shot in Morven nightclub


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MORVEN — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested one suspect and are looking for a second man in the Saturday shootings of four people at the Boom Boom Room nightclub.

Anson County deputies say 30-year-old Consquelo Little and 34-year-old Natasha Leak, both of Morven, 44-year-old Anthony Lewis Gaddy of Monroe and Anthony Griffin were shot with a .32-caliber Smith & Wesson six-shot revolver.

Frank Hall, 22, of Polkton, and 42-year-old Oscar Willoughby Jr. of Charlotte are suspected in the shootings. According to a release from the Anson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found Hall walking along U.S. 52 in Morven. Deputies say he had a small-caliber pistol with him and was taken in for questioning.

Hall is charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and is being held in the Anson County Jail in Wadesboro under a combined $400,000 secured bond.

Sheriff’s detectives and State Bureau of Investigation agents identified Willoughby as a second suspect but did not reveal what led them to him.

“[We] determined that the shooting incident occurred during a dispute between Hall and Willoughby,” the sheriff’s office said in the news release.

Little, who is seven months pregnant, was shot in the back and taken first to Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw, South Carolina, then transferred to McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

Leak was shot in the mouth and was also taken to Chesterfield General, then McLeod Regional. Both women are listed as being in serious condition.

Gaddy, who was shot in the chest, taken to Carolinas HealthCare System-Anson. He was later taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was listed in serious condition.

Joseph Hall, 47, of Wadesboro suffered an unknown injury and was also taken to CHS-Anson before being transferred to CMC. He was not shot, but the sheriff’s office had no information on his injuries.

Both men were still in the hospital as of Monday at 11:43 a.m.

Willoughby will face similar charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

“He lives in Charlotte, so we may have to go another route or get assistance from Mecklenburg County,” Sheriff Landric Reid said.

Hall is due in court on the charges July 7.

The Boom Boom Room is currently closed.

“Sheriff Reid spoke with Glenn Byrd, the owner and operator of the Boom Boom Room, and advised him that the club could not be reopened without proper paperwork and permits, and that if it was reopened without these items, Byrd will be charged,” the sheriff’s office release said.

Anson County deputies received assistance from Wadesboro police, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers, SBI agents, Chesterfield County (S.C.) deputies in the investigation. The Anson Rescue Squad and Anson EMS responded to provide emergency care.

Reach reporter Imari Scarbrough of The Anson Record at 704-694-2161, ext. 2302, and follow her on Twitter @ImariLattimore.

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