Police are investigating three reports of shots fired in the city that occurred overnight and Tuesday morning, leaving one Wilmington home damaged by gunfire.
According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, investigators are still working to see if the three shootings are related and to identify suspects. The first shooting happened in the 1100 block of South 7th Street at 8:42 p.m. Monday.
A ShotSpotter alert notified police about the first shooting. While no victims or property damage were reported in the incident, investigators found several bullet shell casings at the scene, Lindsay said.
Another shooting happened just hours later and damaged a home in the 100 block of South 31st Street, several miles away from where the first shooting occurred. At 11:16 p.m. Monday, officers were called to the scene where the residents reported the gunfire had struck their home.
The bullets hit the front door and shattered the glass, Lindsay said adding that several other gunshots hit the exterior of the home. The residents were home at the time of the shooting, but no one was injured.
The final report of gunfire happened early Tuesday morning, Lindsay said. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 400 block of South 10th Street just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Officers did not find any victims or property damage in the 10th Street shooting.
The investigations into the shootings are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.