New details emerge after 1 killed, 1 injured in Rockingham County shooting

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- New details have been released after one person was killed and another injured in a shooting in Rockingham County Wednesday evening.

Rockingham County investigators say Dylan Christian, 18, and his father went to 144 Clebourn Court around 6:30 p.m. to speak with Noah Belton, 18, about ongoing problems between the two.

According to Dylan's dad, they went to speak about a Facebook post and Noah's attempt at "jumping" Dylan's little brother.

When Christian got out of the vehicle and walked toward the home, he says Noah ran to the bushes and grabbed a shotgun. Once Dylan was back in the car, Noah allegedly shot at him through the backseat window.

Dylan was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His dad confirms that he got out of surgery today.

According to the release, Belton was later found dead at his home. A medical examiner was called to determine the official cause of death but deputies believe he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Belton was a student at Rockingham County High School. School officials have been notified and grief counselors are available for students.

Rockingham County School released a statement on the shooting Thursday:

It was confirmed to us by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office that our student, Noah Belton, was involved in a tragic incident last night. In any case like this, we bring in our crisis team. We bring in grief counselors and more staff to support anyone in need. An announcement was made to all students this morning and support will be available to student and staff. We will continue to have grief counselors on campus available as needed. We also have additional Sheriff Deputies on campus, today.

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