Police investigate shooting that left 1 dead, 1 hurt in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A man was killed and another person was hospitalized after a shooting that happened Friday night in Gastonia, police say.

The Gaston County Police Department said the shooting happened around 10 p.m. near Pine Street and Shamrock Road.

GCPD says officers found two people who had been shot and they were both taken to the hospital. One of the victims, 38-year-old Ronnie Ray Welch, died from his injuries.

The other victim is in the hospital and remains in stable condition.

Police say “all individuals have been identified” and there isn’t a threat to the public. Investigators haven’t said what led up to the shooting.

Investigators said because the suspect is a juvenile, their identity will not be released.

GCPD is asking anyone with information to call 704-866-3320.

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