Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting that left a Pembroke woman dead in her car

Staff report
<p>The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 34-year-old Pembroke woman found in her car near this intersection Tuesday night. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100 or 910-671-3170.</p>

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 34-year-old Pembroke woman found in her car near this intersection Tuesday night. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100 or 910-671-3170.

MAXTON — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 34-year-old Pembroke woman.

Sheriff’s deputies responded about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a person shot at Elrod Road and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Maxton, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies found Alena Hull dead in her vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office’s Homicide and Criminal Investigations divisions are investigating.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100 or 910-671-3170.

Some residents in the area told The Robesonian Wednesday that they didn’t hear police or gunshots Tuesday night.

Kent Strickland, who lives a little more than 2 miles from the intersection, said he didn’t hear anything.

His cousin, Dexter Strickland, who lives on Elrod Road, said he learned Wednesday about the shooting while at a bank in Pembroke.

“We didn’t know nothing ‘til today,” he said.

Kent Strickland said the area has its share of drugs, and he wasn’t surprised by the shooting, which happened only a few miles from his home.

“No, it ain’t surprising with these people,” he said of the shooting.

Betty Oxendine, an Elrod Road resident, also said she didn’t hear any gunshots Tuesday.

“I hope they find out what happened to her,” she said.

Oxendine shared words for Hull’s family during their time of grief.

“God bless ‘em and I’m thinking about ‘em, praying for ‘em,” Oxendine said. “I’m really sorry for them.”

The Robesonian will update this story as more information becomes available.