GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — A 15-year-old girl was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that happened Wednesday night in the 100 block of Leslie Street.
LaToya Henry, Public Information Officer with the City of Goldsboro, said officers responded to the area of North Leslie Street and East Walnut Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving ShotSpotter gunfire detection system alerts as well as 911 calls reporting shots fired in that area.
When they arrived, officers saw a “large crowd of people” gathered in the 100 block of Leslie Street. Officers found four gunshot victims ranging from 15 to 19 years old. One victim, a 15-year-old female, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other three victims were transported to UNC Health Wayne by Wayne County EMS.
Two additional teenage victims transported themselves to ECU Health Wayne.
Wednesday night video from Nexstar affiliate WNCN
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
“The Goldsboro Police Department is currently utilizing every available resource to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident,” a news release from the department reads. “The Goldsboro Police Department extends its appreciation to the agencies that have given and offered assistance since the incident occurred.”