Thursday, April 18, 2024

Gun violence in Wilmington leaves two injured in separate overnight shootings

In less than seven days the City of Wilmington Police Department have investigated at least four different shootings.

The Wilmington Police Department responded to two different incidents of gun violence last night (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)
The Wilmington Police Department responded to two different incidents of gun violence last night. (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

WILMINGTON — Two men were treated for gunshot wounds after two separate shootings in Wilmington last night.

According to a WPD statement, “Officers responded to the 1100 block of Campbell Street around 11 p.m. in reference to a shots-fired call. Upon arrival, officers located a victim with a  non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim, a 19-year-old Wilmington man, was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.”

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The second incident left a 45-year-old man with a gunshot wound just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

“Police received a ShotSpotter notification that multiple shots were fired in the 500 block of Barclay Hills Drive. The hospital advised shortly after a gunshot wound victim, a 45-year-old Wilmington man, had arrived for treatment. According to a witness, the victim was in an argument with the suspect when the suspect pulled out a gun and began to shoot. The victim is in stable condition,” according to WPD.

The police say the shootings appear to be unrelated. The incidents appear to be isolated and not related to the suspect police are searching for from the shooting incident that took place over the weekend.


 

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