Monday, December 11, 2023

Police: Man shot Saturday afternoon in Hillcrest

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an afternoon shooting that sent one man to the hospital Saturday.

Police received a ShotSpotter activation in the Hillcrest community, 1402 Mears St., where multiple shots were fired at about 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cpl. Leslie Irving.

Arriving officers found a black male in his early 30s who had been shot in his leg, Irving said. The victim was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. The injury was not considered life-threatening.

The investigation is 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.

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