Monday, July 4, 2022

2 dead following Kure Beach shooting

KURE BEACH — Two people are dead after a dispute between neighbors escalated to shots fired in Kure Beach Tuesday afternoon. 

The Kure Peach Police Department responded to a report at 121 Ocean View Ave. at 2:47 p.m., according to a release. The police found a dead male victim with multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. Officers determined the suspect had returned to his residence. 

Officers reported hearing a single gunshot from the suspect’s residence while performing life-saving measures on the victim. The suspect was discovered dead after the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Unit gained entry to the suspect’s residence. 

The scene was secured by officers. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, Carolina Beach Police Department, NC Highway Patrol and NC Park Rangers responded as well.

Kure Beach police request people avoid Ocean View Avenue because it remains closed for investigation as of Tuesday. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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