Mass shooting at North Carolina party kills 3, wounds 4 others

A mass shooting at a house party in North Carolina killed three people and wounded four others, marking the latest in a string of fatal shootings that has rocked the nation.

The Wilmington Police Department said it is investigating the shooting, which took place shortly after midnight on Friday night.

Police responding to the scene found that “a gunfight had erupted inside the home during a house party and seven people were struck by gunfire.”


“Three of the seven are deceased. The remaining four victims are being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center,” the department added. 

Police are still notifying the family members of the victims and confirmed to The Hill that they currently have no suspects in the shooting. 

“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 wrote on social media

The North Carolina shooting is one of at least two to be reported Saturday alone. Three people were also killed in Maryland early Saturday morning after a shooting.

The shootings follow other incidents in recent days in California, Colorado and Georgia. Four people, including a 9-year-old, were killed in Orange, Calif., on Wednesday, and 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Boulder, Colo., supermarket. 

Eight people were killed on March 16 in a mass shooting at Atlanta-area spas. Six of the eight deceased victims were women of Asian descent.

The Congressional Research Service defines mass shootings as incidents involving four or more victims.