SC woman fatally shot as family gathered before funeral

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) – Police say a South Carolina woman was fatally shot by a stray bullet as she gathered with family inside a Gastonia home before her sister-in-law’s funeral.

Media outlets report 37-year-old Jacobia Lane of Sumter, South Carolina, was sitting on a couch in her brother’s home about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when someone outside fired about 30 bullets. Lane was hit in the back of her head.

Family spokesman Christopher Dennis tells The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/2eux3vx ) about 30 people had gathered at the home before attending a funeral Saturday of a family member who died of cancer. Lane made the trip with her husband and their two children.

One bullet struck a pillow where Lane’s husband was sleeping, but he wasn’t hurt. A teenager in the home was hit in the arm.

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