Arrest made in deadly Gastonia shooting

Arrest made in deadly Gastonia shooting
Police Lights (Source: WWNY)

GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - A man killed in a shooting in Gastonia Sunday night has been identified by police as 49-year-old Virgil Stokes Jr.

Wednesday, police announced the arrested 33-year-old Leon Doral Currence in the shooting.

Police say they were called to a shooting around 8:11 p.m. along Shannon Bradley Road, where they found Stokes dead from a gunshot wound.

Currence is charged with first-degree murder in Stokes’ death.

Anyone with additional information in the case is asked to call detectives at 704-866-6885 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.

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