Police: Woman dies after shooting at local firing range

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A woman was reportedly shot accidentally at a local gun store and firing range in Wilmington. Photo by Christina Haley.
A woman was reportedly shot accidentally at a local gun store and firing range in Wilmington. Photo by Christina Haley.

Wilmington police have investigated a shooting incident at a local firing range and gun store.

The shooting, which involved a 25-year-old woman, was reported at BullZeye Shooting Sports, 5942 Market St., just before 2:30 p.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley.

Police first reported the incident as an accidental shooting. They later determined that the shooting was a non-criminal matter, which resulted in a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Rawley said.

The Wilmington woman was pronounced dead shortly after 3 p.m. Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. No one else was injured during the incident. The woman’s name has not been released and police said the investigation is ongoing.

Check back for more details on this developing story.