19-year-old killed, another injured in Gastonia shooting

Police responded to the shooting Monday afternoon.
The Gastonia Police Department is investigating a homicide after two people were shot, leaving one dead.
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 3:15 PM EDT
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GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - The Gastonia Police Department is investigating a homicide after two people were shot, leaving one dead.

Police responded to the shooting Monday afternoon at 12:37 p.m. in the 600 block of Westwood Circle.

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When officers arrived, 19-year-old Deionte Sparkman was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He died from his injuries at the hospital. A second shooting victim was driven to a local hospital and suffered serious injuries.

This is an active investigation and more information will be provided when available.

This weekend, four people were injured in separate shootings in Gastonia.

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