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Friday night shooting in Wilmington sends three to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries

WilmingWilmington Police are investigating another shooting that took place Wednesday (Port City Daily/File)ton Police are investigating another shooting that took place early Friday morning (Port City Daily/File)
Wilmington Police are investigating a Friday-night shooting that sent three victims to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. (Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON — A shooting on Friday evening left three men wounded, although all three are expected to survive their injuries.

According to the Wilmington Police Department (WPD), officers responded to a “multiple-round ShotSpotter alert” at South 11th and Orange streets. Officers found two male victims, aged 29 and 27, suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to WPD, the incident then escalated.

“There was a large crowd in the surrounding area that rushed police as they attempted to treat the two victims. Justin Dwayne Milton, 32, assaulted two officers who were working to keep the crowd back from the injured victims, causing several superficial injuries to one officer’s face,” according to WPD.

Milton is currently in custody at the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office detention facility. He is charged with assaulting a government official and resisting/delaying/obstructing law enforcement officers; he is being held on a secured $100,000 bond.

The injured men were taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

At the same time, a third victim of the same shooting incident was dropped off with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The driver of the vehicle that dropped the third victim off had several outstanding warrants; Tymir Wigfall, 26, was arrested and jailed on a $1,000 bond but has since been released.

All three victims are expected to survive, according to WPD.

Authorities say the case is still under investigation and WPD has increased uniform patrols in the area of the shooting. Anyone with information, please contact WPD at (910)-343-3620 or visit www.tip708.com to provide information anonymously.

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