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Two killed in 24 hours in High Point

An 18-year-old and a 27-year-old both died from gunshot wounds in two different shootings, according to police.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — An 18-year-old was shot and killed in the early hours of Christmas Eve morning according to High Point police.

Hours later a 27-year-old also died from injuries in a separate shooting. 

Officers say the 18-year-old arrived at High Point Regional Hospital in a private car around 12:30 a.m Tuesday. 

The victim was airlifted to another hospital and later pronounced dead. 

High Point Police believe the teen was shot near the 3700 block of Eskdale Drive. 

Police named John Shoaf the victim in this shooting, but do not have any suspect information at this time. 

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of High Point at 336-889-4000. 

Just hours before the teen was shot and killed High Point police began investigating a separate shooting that left two people injured. 

Officers were responding to a shots fired call along Sharon Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday night. 

As police arrived on the scene, two victims showed up at High Point Regional Hospital. 

One of the victims, 27-year old Kalon W Ewing, died during a Christmas eve surgery Tuesday afternoon. Police say he was shot in the stomach. 

The second victim was struck in the shoulder or face area and is in stable condition in the hospital.

At this time police say the two shootings are not connected. 

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