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1 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Kings Mountain apartment complex


EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 10:00 STARTS RIGHT NOW. THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. I’M GENEVIEVE CURTIS. IT’S RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE ON THE SCENE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING IN KINGS MOUNTAIN. ONE PERSON DIED AND ANOTHER IS HURT. IT HAPPENED AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX OFF OF WEST KING STREET NEAR ATRIUM HEALTH HOSPITAL. REPORTER ERIN EDWARDS IS LIVE THERE NOW. ERIN, YOU JUST SPOKE WITH SOMEONE WHO KNEW THE VICTIMS. Reporter: YES. THAT PERSON SAYS HE WAS TALKING TO THE VICTIM JUST MINUTES BEFORE HE WAS SHOT. NOW I’LL STEP OUT OF THE WAY SO YOU CAN SEE THE SCENE IS STILL VERY ACTIVE HERE. THEY JUST BROUGHT A FIRE TRUCK IN TO LIGHT THE CRIME SCENE. NOW THIS INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SEVEN HOURS NOW. IT’S SAD. IT IS. IT’S SAD, MAN. IT REALLY IS SAD, SAD. SAD DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Reporter: A QUIET SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTERRUPTED BY GUNFIRE. 19, 20 SHOTS. Reporter: MICHAEL SADLER AND ALEXA BRYCE WERE GETTING READY FOR DINNER WHEN THEY HEARD THE SHOOTING. I WAS JUST IN THERE WASHING DISHES AND I HAD LIKE SO MANY BOWLS IN MY HAND I WAS ABOUT TO DROP THEM. I DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO GO. Reporter: SADLER GREW UP WITH THE VICTIM. JUST MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING HE SAYS HE WAS TALKING TO THE MAN IN THE PARKING LOT. I WENT TO THE STORE, CAME BACK. HE WAS DEAD. Reporter: KINGS MOUNTAIN POLICE WERE ON THE SCENE FOR HOURS SEARCHING FOR EVIDENCE AND TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER WHAT LED TO THE SHOOTING. SO FAR THEY ARE NOT RELEASING THAT PERSON’S NAME YET. A GOOD GUY. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS, WORKED, GOT KIDS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. Reporter: HE’S NOW MOURNING THE LOSS OF HIS NEIGHBOR. SOMEBODY COULD BE HERE ONE MINUTE, GONE THE NEXT. THIS IS NEW TO ME OVER HERE. YEAH. PERIOD. I MEAN GASTONIA, PERIOD. CRIME IS GOING UP EVERY DAY. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? JUST GOT TO BE SAFE. Reporter: WE JUST LEARNED FROM A FAMILY MEMBER THAT THE SECOND VICTIM WHO IS IN THE HOSPITAL IS JUST GETTING OUT OF

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