NC teen killed, 4 others hurt in gang-related drive-by shooting, police say

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –  Wilmington Police were on the scene of a deadly shooting at 11th and Castle Street on Sunday.


One teenager is dead and four others have been wounded as a result of the drive-by shooting in downtown Wilmington, according to Wilmington Police.

Shane Simpson, later identified as 16-years-old, was killed in the shooting. He was found lying on the ground when police got to the scene.

Police believe Simpson and four other men were shot after a dark colored sedan drove by the corner and fired multiple shots at the group.

The other victims have non-life threatening injuries.

Linda Rawley, WPD spokeswoman, said a shotspotter alert went off around 11:18 a.m.

Police are looking for a person-of-interest, but have not released the name. Police were on the scene for at least 3 hours after the shooting and crowds gathered in the area.

Officials believe this is a gang-related shooting.

Anyone with information on this shooting are asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or text your info to Text-A-Tip.

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