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The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death which occurred last month at a residence off Highway 46 outside Garysburg.

Captain Patrick Jacobs said in a statement released Wednesday night that deputies responded to the residence shortly before midnight on December 30 after receiving a shooting call.

Officers found 39-year-old Derek Scott was struck in the upper body and later died from the injuries he sustained.

Jacobs said this is an ongoing homicide investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 252-534-2611 or the Northampton County Crime Stoppers line at 252-534-1110.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is assisting.