Authorities said it happened just after 5 a.m. in the area of Harris Street and Collier Street.
Officers discovered shots had been fired into a residence and one person had been struck.
Frank Blackshell, 60, of Smithfield, was taken to the hospital in critical condition but died from his injuries.
Anyone with information in regards to this case is asked to contact Detective Sergeant D.A. Tyndall at the Smithfield Police Department at 919-934-2121 or The Smithfield Tip Line at 919-989-8835.
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