Sunday, June 23, 2024

Update: Police say victim in afternoon shooting was 13-year-old boy, in serious condition at hospital

Police are on scene where a juvenile was shot on Wednesday (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)
Police are on scene where a juvenile was shot Wednesday. (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)

Update 3 p.m. — “Wilmington Police are investigating an early afternoon shooting that left one teen in serious condition. Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Turner’s Run in the Cypress Cove Apartments around 12:24 today. When they arrived they found a 13-year-old male with a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital by EMS and remains in serious condition,” according to a statement by the WPD.

Editor’s note: this is an ongoing story and will be updated as information is provided to us by the police. 

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department is responding to an incident at Cypress Cove where a juvenile has been shot, according to police.

Wilmington Police spokeswoman Linda Thompson said information at the time is limited but she does know the victim is at the hospital. She was unable to provide information on a suspect or if the shooting was accidental or intentional — Thompson also declined to provide the age of the victim.

She said police are actively investigating the situation and once they have an idea of what is going on she would share the information with the public.

The complex is located in the area of North 30th and Emory Streets in Wilmington.


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