WILMINGTON, N.C. — Wilmington police say three people are dead and four wounded after gunfire erupted at a house party early Saturday morning.
The department shared a news release posted to their Facebook page they were called to the scene along Kidder Street just after midnight for shots fired. Officers say they found the seven victims inside suffering gunshot wounds. While three victims were fatally wounded, the remaining four are being treated at a local hospital.
Police have identified the deceased as 22-year-old Zieyah Wade, 21-year-old Shamir Jones, and a 16-year-old girl whose name was not released due to her age.
"This is a tragic case with several young victims, and our hearts go out to their families and friends during this difficult time," Wilmington Police said, in part, in a Facebook post.
The department's CSI team recovered "several firearms" at the scene. The incident is still under investigation at this time.
"Our hearts go out to all affected by this senseless violence, and we ask that anyone with information surrounding this incident please come forward so that we may find justice," the department said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call WPD at 910-343-3609. The department's app also allows for anonymous tips, as does texting WPDNC to 847411.