Whiteville police have now charged four people in connection with a shooting last week on Whiteville’s west side.

On Thursday, Jan. 12, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Whiteville police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Lewis Street, WPD Chief Doug Ipock said in a news release that night.

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Whiteville Police Chief Doug Ipock, right, and other law enforcement stand near the location on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave in Whiteville where bullet casings could be seen following a Thursday afternoon shooting. Staff photo by Justin Smith

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Bullet casings could be seen in the roadway of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue between Lewis and Burkhead streets.