Shooting Leaves 1 Person Dead, 1 Critically Injured

One person was killed and a second person was critically wounded in a shooting Tuesday night southeast of Pikeville.

Wayne County deputies said they responded to an 11:48pm 911 call from a male who said he had been shot and a female with him had also been shot.  Deputies and EMS located the two individuals at a car in the roadway in the 1100 block of Mt. Carmel Church Road.

Both victims were rushed to Wayne UNC Healthcare.  The female victim, 20 year-old Lacoria Zhanae Cox of Pikeville, died at the hospital. The male victim, 23 year-old Donnie Rae’Kwan Henry, of an unknown address, was critically wounded.  Henry was transferred to Vidant Hospital in Greenville for treatment.

Detectives have not released information on a possible suspect or motive.  Authorities said their investigation is still ongoing.