GASTONIA, N.C. — One person has died after a shooting in Gastonia, police confirmed. The Gastonia Police Department is investigating it as a homicide.
It happened Monday night in the area of Allison Avenue. Police responded to the scene shortly after 10 p.m. after reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the victim, who had died from gunshot wounds.
The victim has since been identified as 32-year-old Johnny Lee Moore.
Community and Family join together for memorial
On Saturday, community and family members joined together to show their respect for Moore.
"First of all, I am so against Black-on-Black crime. He is part of my family. Look, he has a big support system. Enough is enough. Everyone needs to stop this mess." said family member LaDonna Lynch.
Former coach, Steve Gardner said, "Johnny played football for me for 3 years at Hunter Huss. He was always a good kid. He always did what you asked him to do. He was an all-around good kid, good student. I needed to pay my respects to him because he always respected me."
At this time, no suspect information has been made available.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Houser at 704-836-0041 or Detective Bryson at 704-854-6645.
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