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Man dies after shooting in Columbus County


WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- One person is dead after a shooting last night in Columbus County. Investigators say it happened at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Golf Course Rd. and Union Valley Rd. located northwest of Whiteville.

Deputies found Willie Lee Marley, 54, of 2109 Golf Course Rd. with a gunshot wound to the body. EMS took him to Columbus Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Investigators say Marley died later in the night.

The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says the investigation continues. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (910) 642-6551.

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