Man Wanted For Questioning Following Gastonia Homicide

GASTONIA, N.C. — The Gastonia Police Department is currently searching for a man they want to question following a fatal shooting that happened Sunday afternoon.

Officers were called to West Hudson Boulevard just before 2pm Sunday in reference to a shooting.  Avery Ponder, 22, of Cherryville, was found in the road suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives say Jordan Tre Chambers, 21, is wanted for questioning in connection with the case.  Anyone with information on Chambers whereabouts or about the shooting is asked to call 911 immediately.