Two people dead from gunshot wounds in Warsaw identified
WARSAW, North Carolina (WNCT) – Police in Warsaw are investigating a shooting that left two people dead on Monday.
On the evening of November 22, patrollers from the Warsaw Police Department responded at around 7.45 p.m. to a report of gunfire in the area of Yancey Street and Matthews Street.
At the scene, officers discovered two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other subjects were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
On Tuesday evening, Warsaw police said the two dead were Phillip Troublefield, 32, and Debbie Castillo Cortez, 24, both of Warsaw.
Warsaw police said the two injured victims transported by EMS were minors. One of the minors was transported to Vidant Duplin where they were treated and released. The other juvenile was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he is currently listed in stable condition.
Investigators continue to consult with the district attorney’s office and are careful not to jeopardize the investigation at this early stage. Investigators want the public to know that there is no evidence to believe there is a threat to the public.
A woman was inside her home watching television with her daughter when one of the bullets passed through her living room. She showed 9 On Your Side where he knocked and said she crawled to her room to safety and called the police.
Other neighbors told us that they heard the gunshots and saw the police cars outside.
The Warsaw Police Department is investigating the incident with assistance from the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation. More information will be released as the investigation continues.
A GoFundMe account has been created for Castillo Cortez, which you can find here.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Warsaw Police Department at (910) -293-7816 or email the intelligence line at [email protected]