WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - One person was killed and another injured following a gun battle between two vehicles along Carolina Beach Road Thursday afternoon.
According to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to the 4400 block of Carolina Beach Road around 1:10 p.m. and found one of the vehicles had run off the road and came to a stop at the entrance to the Meridian at Fairfield Park Apartments.
Three men were inside the car. One was pronounced dead at the scene, a second was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, and the third is currently being interviewed by detectives at WPD Headquarters.
The second vehicle involved in the shootout fled before officers arrived. No suspect information is available at this time.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or use tip708.com for anonymous methods.
All lanes of Carolina Beach Road near the crime scene are closed while police are investigating.
Drivers should avoid the area.