Former standout student-athlete killed in Cardinal Pointe Apartments shooting in Shallotte

One person dead after shooting at Cardinal Pointe Apartments in Shallotte

SHALLOTTE, N.C. (WECT) - According to the Shallotte Police Department, one person is dead after a Friday night shooting in Shallotte.

Sgt. John Holman says it happened around 11 p.m. He identified the victim as 19-year-old Jacary Bethel of Shallotte. Bethel was a former two-sport standout athlete at West Brunswick High School. He played football and wrestled. Bethel graduated in 2017.

West Brunswick High School Athletic wrote on Twitter Saturday, “Heartbroken at the news of a life taken too soon last night. Sending lots of prayers and love to Jacary’s family, friends and all of our community who are suffering from this tragedy."

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office was tipped off to the shooting after someone arrived at Brunswick Novant Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

Officials confirmed the shooting took place at Cardinal Pointe Apartments located on Paisley Drive in Shallotte.

Bethel died at the scene and another victim who hasn’t been identified was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. As of Saturday, the second victim was out of surgery and in stable condition.

No one is in custody at this time. Police are still investigating.

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