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Fatal High School Shooting in Jones County


Jones County Sheriff's deputies say one person is dead after a shooting at a local high school, and officials are still looking for the gunman.

The shooting happened Friday night a little before 10:30 in the parking lot at Jones Senior High School. Law enforcement say 20 year old James Ricardo Cuthbertson is a person of interest, but is not considered to be a suspect at this time. The State Bureau of Investigations is assisting in this case. The deceased is said to be 23 year old Shamel Baker from Maysville. Deputies say he was shot once with a handgun and was dead when he arrived at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern. Police say they've been in contact with Cuthbertson's mother, and are hoping he will turn himself in. No motive has been released yet.


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