1 dead, 3 hurt in shooting at Kings Mountain building known for late-night parties

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — A man died and three other people were injured in a shooting in Kings Mountain early Saturday morning, police said.

Kings Mountain police were called to a home on Waco Road just before 5 a.m. where they found two people with critical gunshot wounds.

Later, two more people who had been shot showed up at the hospital. Police believe those later victims were also shot on Waco Road.

Police said one of the victims, 30-year-old Tyshem Daquan Sharpe, died at the hospital. Another of the victims wasn’t seriously hurt and was released.

There’s no update on the remaining two people taken to the hospital.

Channel 9′s Dave Faherty spoke with neighbors like Barry Woods who described hearing more than half a dozen rounds fired.

“I heard ‘pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,’” Woods said.

Neighbors say late at night on the weekends, the parking lot of a small brick building fills up and cars line Waco Road after bars in the area close. They said what follows is late-night partying, often until sunrise.

Woods lives across the street and woke to the sound of gunfire. He said he’s complained to police about the people gathering, saying it started about three weeks ago.

“Nobody came there during the day. They all came there at night,” Woods said. “And all they used the building for that I could tell was partying. They didn’t even come over there ‘til 10 or 11 o’ clock at night and they’d stay up all night.”

At this point, Kings Mountain police don’t have a motive behind the shooting and aren’t sure yet if it was a drive-by or happened after an argument on property. They did confirm to Faherty as many as 20 people were there when the shots were fired.

One man said he came out of his home and tried to help a man who had been shot. He said it was a chaotic scene.

“People were screaming and one guy was laying over there in the parking lot, and another came up to me and said he was shot,” he said. “So I ran over there to get a cop.”

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) is assisting with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Kings Mountain Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 704-734-0444. Police said they plan on canvassing the neighborhood to look for surveillance video and possible witnesses.

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