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Salisbury Police: 1 killed after shooting in shopping center parking lot

Police are still looking for the suspect at this time.

SALISBURY, N.C. — A man was shot and killed in a parking lot near the Walmart in Salisbury Thursday night, police said. 

Salisbury police were initially called to report an incident at Walmart around 9 p.m. There was a heavy police presence in the area and officers asked the public to avoid the area. Salisbury investigators confirmed the shooting didn't have any connection to Walmart or any other nearby businesses, but a Friday night update confirmed the incident happened along Freeland Drive.

Police said they don't believe there is a public threat at this time but the suspect(s) is still on the run. No arrests have been made in connection with this shooting. Investigators have not identified any suspects potentially tied to the shooting.

On Friday, the department identified the victim as 35-year-old Michael Dwayne Connor, Jr. He died of his injuries even as life-saving measures were taken by officers on the scene.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Salisbury Police Department.

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