Man fatally shot near Carolina Beach boardwalk

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Carolina Beach Police Department says a death investigation is underway after a man was found shot near the boardwalk.

Police was dispatched to the parking lot of 1 Harper Ave. near the Hampton Inn & Suites just before 2 a.m. on Friday.

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The 911 caller told police there was an unconscious man and people were providing life-saving measures in the parking lot. Police say officers on the scene saw the man had been shot.

The man was taken to the hospital, but later died.

Police will not release the identity of the man until next of kin has been notified.

The investigating is on-going.