Sunday morning gang-related shooting leaves one teen dead, four injured

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One teen is dead and four others were wounded after a drive-by shooting Sunday on Castle Street.

The shooting, which police suspect to be gang-related, happened at the intersection of 11th and Castle streets at 11:18 a.m., according to Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Linda Rawley.

The five males were shot after a dark-colored sedan drove by the corner and fired multiple shots at the group, Rawley said.  Police found 16-year-old Shane Simpson dead on the ground at the intersection.

Four other males were also injured in the shooting. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. No suspect information was provided by police but Rawley said police have a person of interest. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.