WILSON, NC (WTVD) -- A 16-year-old is dead in Wilson.
Police told ABC11 on Monday they were dispatched to the 4100 block of Huntsmoor Lane for a medical emergency.
Friends of the victim, police said, took him to the hospital before police could arrive. While at the hospital, investigators discovered that the victim had suffered a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital.
Wilson Police identified the dead teen as Rodshawn Barnes.
At this point, investigators are only calling it a "death investigation."
"The Wilson Police Department's thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Barnes' family during this difficult time," police said in a release.
The Wilson Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Wilson Police Department at (252) 399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 243-2255.
Wilson Police investigate after 16-year-old dies from gunshot wound