Pictures from Chopper 11 HD showed crime tape up around cars in a parking lot at Beacon Pointe Apartments.
Police confirmed one man was found shot to death just before 9:30 a.m.
Wilson police have identified the victim as 29-year-old Ronnie Earl Griffin Jr., of Raleigh.
Anyone with information about Griffin's death is asked to contact the Wilson Police Department at (252) 399-2323.
Several nearby schools were put on lockdown as a precaution following the shooting. They included Darden Middle School, Barnes Elementary School, Wilson Early College, Wilson County Community College, and The Eastern NC School for the Deaf.