ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — Elizabeth City police responded to a call of a gunshot victim Monday afternoon.

Police were called just after 2 p.m. to 1400 Walker Avenue, the Woodstock apartments. When police arrived, they found Kashon Saunders, 26, of the 800 block of Walker Avenue, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center for treatment.

On Wednesday, police said Saunders passed away at the hospital. Police are now treating this as an active homicide investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Elizabeth City Police Department at (252) 335-4321 or the Crime Line at (252) 335-5555.