LOWELL, N.C. — One person is in custody after a deadly shooting at the intersection of Wilkinson Boulevard and Redbud Drive in Lowell, North Carolina, police said.
The crash happened a few minutes after 7 p.m. Thursday, Lowell police said. When officers arrived at the scene, they found multiple vehicles were involved. While checking on any injuries, officers found one person who'd been shot. The victim, identified Friday as 52-year-old Jose Antonia Jimenez Quinones of Gastonia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Several others were taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center with crash-related injuries.
Gastonia police officers found a suspect running from the crash and took them into custody, Lowell detectives said. The suspect was identified as a juvenile. His name was not released due to his age. The suspect was charged with second-degree murder and is being held in the juvenile detention center.
The Lowell Police Department is leading the investigation with assistance from Gaston County Police. Any person with information is asked to call Lowell investigators at 704-832-8540 or Gaston County Police at 704-866-3320. Witnesses may also call Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.
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