James Kenan Football Player Killed In Shooting

A football player for James Kenan High School in Duplin County was shot to death Wednesday night.

Warsaw police tell us just after midnight 18 year-old Derrick Barden, who was a starting linebacker for the team that won a state championship last year, was shot on Matthews street as he was sitting outside.

Police say the shooting was in the same apartment complex where Lisa Wallace was shot in May and lost her twins because of it. A suspect is in custody in that shooting.

Police say Barden was hit by a bullet after gunfire rang out from a wooded area. Police are still looking for a suspect. If you have any information, you can call the Warsaw Police department.

Warsaw Police say this is the 7th shooting death in the town since Memorial Day.


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