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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