HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A man is dead after a shooting related to a kidnapping and home invasion on Westdale Drive in High Point, according to police.

At about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon on the 200 block of Westdale Drive. Police found Kristian Tillman-Little, 27, of High Point, dead from a gunshot wound at the scene.

Officers at the scene locked down the area. Investigators were able to identify multiple witnesses.

Investigators then determined that the shooting began as a kidnapping in another jurisdiction, and the victims of the kidnapping were able to escape after the shooting.

After they escaped, they ran through the neighborhood and knocked on doors in an attempt to get someone to call the police.

They were able to get the attention of someone in the neighborhood, and 911 was called. As the kidnapping victims escaped, the offender or offenders left the scene before police arrived.

Investigators say the incident involved a home invasion and robbery that resulted in the fatal shooting in addition to the kidnapping.

The case involves two jurisdictions, multiple witnesses, multiple crimes and a large amount
of evidence.

“It’s hard to tell people not to be concerned,” Abernethy said. “But I can tell you this is not a random event. This was a targeted act. There’s not a random group out here that’s going after people.”

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William and Lisa Smith who live a few doors down, noticed all the activity early Thursday morning. They called FOX8 to find out what was going on.

“You don’t ever expect it to happen in your neighborhood,” William said.

The investigation is ongoing.