A 24-year-old man is dead after being found struck by gunfire late Saturday afternoon in Conetoe in the southeastern part of Edgecombe County, authorities said.

Deputies were called to respond to Bob’s Fuel, formally Conetoe Discount, about a person who had been shot, Sheriff Clee Atkinson said in a press release emailed Saturday evening.

The man was found with a wound to his head and the Edgecombe County Rescue Squad transported him to a hospital, but he died later, Atkinson said.

Deputies are continuing to speak to witnesses and collect evidence in the case, Atkinson said.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to phone the Sheriff’s Office at 252-641-7911.