Wilson police investigating after 63-year-old man shot, killed in yard

WILSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Wilson police are investigating after a 63-year-old man was found in his front yard, dead from a gunshot wound.

Authorities said it happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

After responding to a report of shots fired, officers found Evard Artis, 63, suffering from a gunshot wound in the front yard of his house.

EMS attempted life-saving efforts but Artis was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Wilson Police Department at (252) 399-2323 or the Wilson Crime Stoppers at (252) 243-2255.
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