Hours after Fayetteville Police Chief Kemberle Braden confirmed to city council members that homicides were trending up this year, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office was investigating another shooting death in the city.
Officers responded to a 911 call at 10:42 p.m. that a person had been shot at the 3000 block of Smith Road in Fayetteville.
A police department statement early Tuesday morning regarding the investigation said a male was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The victim was not identified, pending next of kin notification.
Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available, the release said.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, can call Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detective Sergeant J. Mcleod at (910) 677-5548 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
Crimestoppers' information may also be submitted electronically by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or downloading the FREE "P3 Tips" app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.
Correction: A preview version of this staff report incorrectly stated that the Fayetteville Police Department was investigating the shooting death on Smith Road. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. CityView Today apologizes for this error.