UPDATE: Victims identified in fatal Wallace shooting
WALLACE, N.C. (WITN) - Police in Duplin County have identified the victims in a fatal shooting this past Saturday.
Wallace Police say that Sabeian Mathis, 20, of Rose Hill, was killed in the shooting that happened at the American Legion.
Police say Jarmmell Faison, 45, and Samuel Melvin, 26, both of Faison, had non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Investigators say around 30 shots were fired.
In addition to the victim, police say four vehicles in the parking lot and the American Legion building were hit by gunfire.
Police say that the American Legion at Teachey Road and Southerland Street had been rented out for a private party when the shooting took place.
Officials are asking that anyone that was at the party that can help with the investigation to give them a call at 910-285-2126.
According to Wallace Police Department, one person is dead and two others were injured after a shooting Saturday night.
They say the shooting was at the American Legion at the intersection of Teachey Rd. and Southerland St., which was rented out for a private party to those involved in the shooting.
There is no word on the condition of those who were injured.
Wallace police are asking for your help identifying those involved.
If you have any information contact the Wallace Police Department at (910) 285-2126, or send them a message on Facebook.
Police say the scene is no longer active but the investigation is ongoing.
“The crime scene has now been released and road closures have been opened back up. The investigation is on going and we are being assisted by the State Bureau of Investigation. We will update you here as more information develops. Please contact us with any information you have.”
According to the post, Duplin and Pender County Sheriff’s Offices, Magnolia, Rose Hill, and Beulaville Police Departments, NC State Highway Patrol, Duplin County EMS and Wallace Fire were on the scene.
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