WPD report: 61-year-old man, teen injured in shootings, police search for hit-and-run suspect

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According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, the following incidents were reported April 17-19:

  • A shooting was reported on Princess Place Drive at 1:19 a.m. Saturday, when a 61-year-old man was shot multiple times. The victim reported that he was walking in the area, when “two black males with dreadlocks and a white, skinny male” began to beat him, Lindsay said. The victim was shot in his right arm, lower back and stomach. The suspects fled west on Princess Place Drive. The victim–whose condition is unknown–was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be treated.
  • Officers are searching for a truck wanted in connection with a hit-and-run wreck involving a motorcycle. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Wrightsville and Greenville avenues at 6:42 p.m. Sunday. A motorcyclist headed west on Wrightsville Avenue was struck by a truck that turned in front the motorcycle. The truck continued on Greenville Avenue toward Oleander Drive. The victim was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The vehicle is described as a newer model Ford or Chevy crew cab that is black with brown trim. The vehicle could have extensive damage to the passenger-side door.
  • Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of South 11th Street at about 6:35 p.m. Friday. A 17-year-old victim said he observed a silver passenger car behind a local club and an unknown suspect exited the vehicle and started firing a handgun at him. The victim ran to take cover, but was struck once in the ankle. He was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.
  • An armed robbery was reported at a CVS Pharmacy, 3625 S. College Road, at 3:51 p.m. Friday. The clerk said a young male demanded pills from the pharmacy and pointed to a knife. The suspect reportedly took the prescription pills and ran out of the business. Officers were unable to find the suspect, who is described as a white male, who wore a mask over his face, red gloves, and carried a green bag.

These investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or through Text-A-Tip. Text CRIMES, then type Tip708 and your message.