The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday morning in the 2500 block of Otter Creek Church Road near Macclesfield.

The sheriff's office at 8:57 a.m. Thursday posted on its Facebook page that personnel were at the scene of what had been determined to be a homicide.

The post identified the victim as a Black man in his early 60s and said the victim was shot and killed following a dispute at approximately 5:30 a.m.

Investigators said Friday afternoon that the case remains under investigation and that leads are still being pursued.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to contact the Edgecombe County Communications Center at 252-641-7911.