One dead, one in critical condition after shooting in Columbus Co.

One dead, one in critical condition after shooting in Columbus Co.

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - One man is dead and another in critical condition after a shooting Sunday night, according to the Columbus County Office.

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Sellers Town Road in Whiteville shortly after 7 p.m.

“Upon arrival, deputies located a responsive male, inside of a vehicle, with a gunshot wound,” a news release from sheriff’s office stated. “Another male was located laying on the ground outside of the vehicle. He also had a gunshot wound. Whiteville Rescue arrived on scene and transported the elder male to a nearby hospital. He is in critical condition. Rescue was unable to locate signs of life for the other male, a 23-year-old from Hope Mills.

“The elder male and younger male are family members. No additional information is being released, pending further investigation.”

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (910) 640-6629.

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