A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville from injuries he sustained in the shooting, Sheriff Wes Tripp said in the statement.
The sheriff declined to immediately comment beyond what was released in the statement.
According to the statement the sheriff's office received a call shortly after 10:30 p.m. about a shooting that occurred in the town limits.
The victim was transported to Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount and then flown to Vidant where he died.
The sheriff's office has multiple suspects in the case and continues to follow up on leads.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 252-583-8201 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.