*****RELEASE OF INFORMATION*****
At approximately 5:30 pm this evening officers with the Tarboro Police Department, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, and NC Highway Patrol responded to Pender Square Apartments, located at 500 Benson Drive, in reference to a shooting that had occurred. Upon arrival officers located a male victim that had been shot several times. This victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Due to the complexity of information gathered, personnel were deployed in multiple locations near the immediate area searching for known suspects. Presently, investigators are continuing to gather information through interviews, as well as the collection of evidence. Initial evidence suggests that those involved knew each other and that this is an isolated incident. More information will be provided as it becomes available.