Friday, May 27, 2022

Shooting in Holly Tree area leaves two dead

The Wilmington Police Department investigated a homicide-suicided this week. (Port City Daily photo/Alexandria Sands Williams)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department have reported two people have passed away from gunshot injuries after a homicide-suicide took place Tuesday at Holly Tree Racquet and Swim Club.

Officers were called to 4950 Holly Tree Rd. where one female was found with a gunshot wound. Police performed CPR until EMS arrived; however, she died of her injuries at the scene.

A 64-year-old male suspect was rushed to New Hanover Regional Medical Center from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to WPD. Dimitri Dimitrov passed away from his injuries as well.

A detective said in a video released by WPD no children were injured and the incident appears to be isolated. He also indicated the tragedy was a domestic dispute, encouraging anyone in need of help to contact the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services: 910-343-0703.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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