A mass shooting at a house party in North Carolina has left three people dead and at least another four injured, police have said.
Police were alerted to the shooting inside a home in Wilmington at around midnight last night and found seven victims at the scene.
The police said they would not release the identity of the victims until family members have been notified.
The shooting occurred at a house party in a residential area of Wilmington, North Carolina, last night, leaving three dead and another four injured
The four injured victims are being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, although their conditions are not known at this time.
No motive has been determined and investigators are working at the scene to identify suspects. Police Chief Donny Williams told WECT-TV that police do not feel that the public is in danger.
‘There was a house party that was taking place inside of a house,’ he said. ‘At least seven people inside were shot and three are deceased.
Police were alerted to gunfire at around midnight last night and responding officers found seven victims at the scene
‘They are not being identified until the next of kin has been notified. We don’t feel that the public is in any danger at the moment and are working to get suspects ‘
‘In my more than two decades as a prosecutor this is one of the worst crimes we have ever had in the Port City,’ district attorney Ben David added.
‘The community’s unimaginable grief must be met with an equal commitment to get justice for all of the victims in this case.’
Photos taken at the scene at at 7th and Kidder Streets show the area cordoned off with several police cars stationed in the vicinity.
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