Two victims identified after Whiteville shooting leaves three dead including suspect
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has announced that three died and one was injured after a shooting in Whiteville on Sunday, May 7.
“On May 07, 2023, shortly after 11:30 pm, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 129 Elizabeth Street, Whiteville, in reference to a gunshot wound. Whiteville, Chadbourn, and Lake Waccamaw EMS responded to the scene to assess the injuries. Four individuals were shot, and three are deceased, including the suspect,” an announcement from the CCSO states.
On Tuesday, May 9, the sheriff’s office identified two of the three victims who lost their lives in the shooting:
- Tylek Rashad Bellamy, 19, of Whiteville
- Nikolus Maurice Bellamy, 20, of Whiteville
Both Nikolus and Tylek are reported to have resided at 129 Elizabeth St.
Detectives are working to contact the family of the third deceased victim, so their name has not been released as of this time.
Per the CCSO, the person who survived the shooting was airlifted to the hospital in New Hanover County for treatment. As of May 9, they are still in the hospital.
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