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5/14/2020 6:23:00 AM
Police Seek Help In Drive-By Shooting

Gastonia Police Department
Press Release

Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help with a drive-by shooting case that resulted in the death of a 24-year-old Gastonia man.

Shortly after 9 PM last Tuesday (May 5th), someone drove by a residence at 808 E. Park Avenue and fired several shots. Gavin Plyler was watching a movie with his family in the living room. Three other occupants, including Plyer’s 11-year-old brother and his mother were not injured, but one of the more than a dozen bullets fired into the home struck him in the chest. He was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center where he died.

Anyone with information in this homicide case is asked to contact Detective M.B. Watts at 704-866-6885 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and tips can remain anonymous.

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