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Teen shot dead, two others hurt in North Carolina. Suspect arrested the next day.

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Source: MEGA; Laurinburg police

Mar. 28 2022, Published 10:11 a.m. ET

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One person was killed and two people were hurt in a shooting in North Carolina.

Now, police say they have arrested a 24-year-old in connection to the case

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On March 24, police in Laurinburg, North Carolina, responded to Willow Drive for a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found Kaziah Zamir Wilkerson, 17, shot to death, according to Laurinburg police.

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Authorities were also told of two people who came to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. Both of those victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to Laurinburg police.

Officers identified Isaiah Thomas Easterling, 24, as a suspect. He was arrested the next day and charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, going armed to the terror of the people and discharging a firearm in city limits.

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Police have not released a motive for the shooting.

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Source: MEGA; Laurinburg police
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