Police investigating deadly shooting inside Leland home
LELAND, N.C. (WECT) - The Leland Police Department is investigating a shooting death at a home on Night Harbor Drive.
According to a press release, officers were dispatched to the home on the 9400 block of Night Harbor Drive just before 4 a.m. Sunday. They found a person suffering from a gunshot wound inside the residence.
Despite lifesaving efforts from EMS and police officers, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity has not been released.
Authorities say a suspect is in custody and they knew the victim. There is no current danger to residents in the area.
Neighbors that woke up to the crime scene were stunned to see something like this on their street.
“It was frightening.” is what came to Debra Gill’s mind when she saw the large police presence just a few houses down from hers.
“This is a very nice neighborhood.” said Gill “I’ve been living on Night Harbor Drive the longest of any of the neighbors.”
Gill says while the neighborhood has never been one known for violence, it may be a reflection of communities growing distant from each other.
“Well, it just lets you know the type of times we’re living in now, what is a perfect neighborhood, and especially if you don’t even know your neighbors if you don’t speak or interact. The times that I’ve had with my immediate neighbors are people that I’ve walked down the street.”
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