NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — The Northampton County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Dec. 30.

In a news release Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said it responded around 11:55 p.m. Dec. 30 to a location on Highway 46, just outside the Garysburg city limits.

Officers arrived to find a 39-year-old man, Derek Scott, suffering from gunshot injuries to the upper body.

He later died from his injuries.

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Authorities said this is an ongoing homicide investigation. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is assisting.

Anyone with information should call the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at 252-534-2611 or Crime Stoppers line at 252-534-1110.