Crime notebook: Police investigate Wrightsville Avenue home invasion, shootings

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According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, detectives are investigating the following incidents reported on Monday:

  • A home invasion was reported in the 4900 block of Wrightsville Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Monday. The victim – a 20-year-old man – reported that he was asleep on the couch when two men kicked in the door to his home and dragged him to his bedroom. The suspects demanded cash from the victim at gunpoint and left the area in a white Lexus toward College Road, Lindsay said. One of the suspects is described as a heavy-set black male who wore a red hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants. The other suspect is described as a skinny white male who wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants. Both suspects reportedly covered their faces with their hoods during the robbery.
  • Two suspects robbed a victim at gunpoint in the area of 13th and Dock streets just after 11 p.m. Monday. The victim reported he was walking past tennis courts when two black males began to follow him. One of the suspects asked to borrow the victim’s phone. When the victim refused, the suspect pulled out a gun and took his wallet, backpack and cell phone at gunpoint. The suspects fled west on 14th Street. While running from the area, one of the suspects fired two shots. The 22-year-old victim was not injured. The suspects are reported to be between the ages of 16 and 20. One suspect had a thin mustache, wore a red jacket and carried a handgun. The other suspect wore a yellow hooded jacket.
  • Shots were fired at about 1:35 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of South 10th Street. A ShotSpotter activation occurred in the 100 block of Castle Street, but officers located shell casings on 10th Street. A witness reported that a white Ford passenger car was driving on the road while a man in a red hooded sweatshirt fired a weapon out of the vehicle. No one was injured during the shooting and no property damage was found by police.