UPDATED: Victim identified in fatal shooting on Castle Street

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UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. Friday

Wilmington police have identified the victim of Thursday’s fatal shooting as 34-year-old Joshua Kahlan Simpson, of Wilmington.


Wilmington police are investigating a fatal shooting reported Thursday on Castle Street.

A 34-year-old man was shot and killed at 812 Castle St. at about 1:30 p.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley.

“It appears that a dispute happened inside the barbershop, and, as a result, one young man was shot and killed,” Rawley said.

One person has been taken into custody, but there have been no arrests made or charges filed in the case, Rawley said.

A spokeswoman with New Hanover County Schools confirmed that a shelter in place lasted for approximately 30 minutes for nearby Williston Middle School and Gregory School of Science Technology and Math.

The investigation is ongoing, Rawley said.