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Man dead, 2 others injured in shooting on Gertrude Street, police say


(Editor's note: This report has been updated with the identify of the man who was shot dead.)

One man was killed and two others were injured in a shooting on Gertrude Street on Sunday evening, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

The shooting was reported about 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Gertrude Street, according to a news release.

Officers found three men with gunshot wounds, and they were taken to a hospital.

On Monday, the Police Department identified the deceased man as  Clarence Smith, 40.  He died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

This is the ninth homicide in Fayetteville for 2023, the news release said.

The Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting, and one person was taken into custody at the scene. 

Investigators said the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the general public.  

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective A. Wolford at 910-705-2141 or CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org.

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