ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Asheville Police Department officials said one person is in custody after another person was killed in a shooting Thursday afternoon.
The shooting happened at about 12:30 p.m., police said.
The victim was found outside of a home on Reed Street with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Mission Hospital, where he later died.
Police said the suspect surrendered after about three hours of negotiation. They were taken into custody without incident.
According to police, there is no need to believe there is a threat to the community at this time.
Police will continue to investigate the shooting.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the police department at (828) 252-1110 or Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at (828) 255-5050, if they wish to remain anonymous.