22-year-old found shot in Wake Forest home dies from his injuries

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Wake Forest Police Department is looking into a deadly shooting that happened blocks away from the busy downtown district.

Myles Wilson, 22, was shot Wednesday night. A 911 caller told first responders that inside his home on North Taylor Street, he found Wilson shot and bleeding out.

Officers arrived at the home around 10:05 p.m. Wilson later died at WakeMed.

Police remained at the scene Thursday morning. They're investigating the case as a homicide.

Police don't believe the shooting was random. Officials didn't release details about a suspect or say if anyone was in custody.

Wilson's family wants people to remember him as a good man and a good father. And they're hoping the person who did this will do the right thing.

"The guy that killed him, I just want to say to him you need to just turn yourself in because you're going to go to jail for the rest of your life," said Darlene Smith-Wilson, the victim's mother. "And if North Carolina has the death penalty, I wish that they had the death penalty because if they did, I wish that you would rot in hell."

Anyone with information should call the police tip line at (919) 435-9610.
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