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Man arrested in Gastonia killing

Gastonia police arrested a man this afternoon in the shooting death of someone they say was an acquaintaince of the suspect.

Fred Antonia Harrison, 39, the suspect, is believed to have killed a man in his 40s in the man's rental home on Clyde Street in Gastonia, said Sgt. Jimmy West.

The victim, whose name is not being released until next of kin are notified, was killed on Wednesday but his body was not discovered until this morning by the landlord. The victim was shot multiple times and also suffered multiple blunt-force injuries.

West credited neighbors and witnesses for helping police make the arrest Saturday afternoon.

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