Six shot at Gastonia block party, man on life support

Six shot at Gastonia block party, man on life support

GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - Five people were hurt and a man is on life support after shots rang out at a block party in Gastonia.

The incident occurred around 1:34 a.m. on the 3000 block of Earl Lane. Gastonia Police say an unknown suspect began firing numerous gunshots at a block party and hit six people.

All were transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center for treatment. Johnathan Danyell Tate, 21, of Shelby, was placed on life support at the hospital. According to police, Shelby was pronounced dead and is on life support for organ donation.

The other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Gastonia Police at 704-854-6645.

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