North Carolina shooting: Two dead, 5 injured in shooting at a home in Asheville

Reports state that police officers were called to the scene at around 10:31 pm on Wednesday. The incident reportedly occurred at a home on Hansel Avenue.


                            North Carolina shooting: Two dead, 5 injured in shooting at a home in Asheville
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At least two people were killed and five others were injured in a shooting in Asheville, North Carolina, city police on Wednesday said. Reports state that police officers were called to the scene at around 10:31 p.m. on Wednesday. The incident reportedly occurred at a home on Hansel Avenue.

The Asheville Police Department released a statement saying that one person died at the scene of the incident while another succumbed to their injuries at Mission Hospital. The dead include 32-year-old Erica Nichelle Smith and a juvenile who has not been named. 

"On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 10:31 pm the Asheville Police responded to Hansel Avenue after reports of multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Upon arrival officers located Erica Nichelle Smith (32), of Asheville, who had succumbed to her injuries. Six additional individuals were transported to Mission Hospital for treatment, where a juvenile victim succumbed to their injuries," the police department's statement added.

 

The police officials have launched further investigation into the case asking people to come forth if they have any information. (Getty Images)

The officials added that two others have suffered life-threatening injuries and are in critical care. Reports state that multiple people injured in the incident are juveniles. Police are not releasing names of all of the victims, pending notification of the victim's families, according to reports.

Officers have launched further investigation into the case and have encouraged people with any information to come forward and contact them.

The police department has not released any information about how the shooting unfolded or if anyone has been arrested in association with the case. 

The authorities, however, have said that there is no threat to the nearby community. 

This is a developing story.