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Wilmington Police investigating third homicide this year after 19-year-old man shot dead

The 19-year-old died at New Hanover County Regional Medical Center after being driven in by a realtive

The Wilmington Police Department have confirmed the third homicide of 2018 (Port City Daily/File photo)
The Wilmington Police Department has confirmed the third homicide of 2018 (Port City Daily/File photo)

WILMINGTON—A Tuesday night shooting has left one man dead, as Wilmington marks its third homicide of 2018.

According to Wilmington Police, Tomar Bloodworth, a 19-year-old Wilmington resident, died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center last night.

“According to a witness, the victim and three other people were in the 2800 block of Chestnut Street when he heard gunshots around 8:50 p.m. A family member drove the victim to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he died,” according to a WPD press release.

This is the third homicide investigated by the Wilmington Police Department in 2017. Police are asking for help from the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact WPD at 910-343-3600 or use Text A Tip.

On the map: The apparently occurred on the 2800 block of Chesnut Street

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