A 27-year-old Gastonia man has died from injuries he suffered Friday night outside of the Budget Inn hotel at 800 W. Franklin Blvd.
Lapriz John Jarrick Blake was shot multiple times and authorities who were at the scene described his condition as critical.
Police were called to the scene around 9:08 p.m. Blake was unconscious when they found him in the parking lot, according to a report from Gastonia Police.
Homicide investigators are asking for help in identifying a suspect. Call 704-854-6647 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.
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Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms