7 Shot, 4 Dead In NC Mass Shooting Victims Include 5 Asheville Students

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Erica Nichelle Smith has been named as the adult victim in a shooting that took the lives of four people in West Asheville Wednesday night.

Smith, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene, along with two students. The victims include students from Isaac Dickson Elementary SchoolAsheville Middle SchoolAsheville High School, and Asheville Middle School.

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Police identified, Maurice Laron Garner, saying he shot seven people, three of which passed away. Garner shot himself and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Four people, including the alleged suspect, are dead, police confirmed. The incident happened just after 10:30 p.m. at 73 Hansel Avenue.

“Three of the students are still in the hospital. However, an Asheville Middle School student and an Asheville High School student have passed away,” said school officials. source

The severity of the injuries to the remaining victims ranges from life-threatening to minor.

Authorities have not released details surrounding the shooting.

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