HIGH POINT, N.C. — The victim in a Sunday shooting outside Living Water Baptist Church in High Point has been identified as 18-year-old Fredrick Cox Jr. Police said the church had been hosting a funeral service of a young man who had died in October.
According to the High Point Police Department, once officers arrived on the scene of the shooting, they saw cars speeding away from the scene. The cars were described as a newer model dark gray 4 door Dodge Charger and a white 4 door car, police said.
Officers were informed by witnesses that multiple shots were fired from the two vehicles toward unknown person(s) in the crowd who had just exited the church.
Officers also learned that people in the crowd fired shots back at the two cars. Police said they found between 60-70 shell casings fired from weapons at the scene.
According to a release, High Point Police detectives are still in the process of investigating the deadly shooting.
911 calls from neighbors and churchgoers revealed what happened right after the shooting.
"Somebody's down right now. I think he's dead. I think he's dead," one caller said. "He's dead. Right by the door."
"I was getting ready to leave. I was on the inside [of the church] and I heard it," said another caller.
Detectives said they are interviewing witnesses and will hold searches of any people, cars, or places that may have evidence of the crime.
WFMY’s Ben Smart said crime scene tape could be seen outside of the church, and a car was towed from the scene of the crime.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the High Point Police Department at 336-883-3224 or Crime Stoppers of High Point at 336-889-4000.