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Woman allegedly assaulted by four people at Greenfield Lake, Wilmington police investigating

Police have arrested eight individuals in multiple events concluding a 6-month investigation (Port City Daily/Mark Darrough)
Police are investigating an assault that took place at Greenfield Lake. (Port City Daily photo / File}

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department responded to the Greenfield Lake area after a 51-year-old woman reported being assaulted by several people on Monday.

According to WPD, around 2:30 p.m. officers responded to the Good Shepherd House in regards to an assault.

“Upon arrival, they found the victim — a 51-year-old woman — being transported to Cape Fear Hospital by on-scene paramedics. Staff at Good Shepherd had called 911 after the victim walked in and stated she had been assaulted and robbed by four individuals while sitting on a dock at Greenfield Lake,” according to WPD.

“When interviewed, the victim told police three females and one male had approached her while she was sitting on a dock near the boat rentals, and began taunting her. Two of the females then pushed her down to the dock and struck her multiple times while the male continued taunting her. The victim suffered several injuries to her head, chest, arms and legs during the assault. She realized, afterwards, that her phones had been stolen out of her backpack,” according to WPD.

According to WPD, the victim “described one of assailants as a black female around 5’6” tall and in the late stages of pregnancy. The second is described as a short, heavy-set black female with a ‘frizzy, short afro.'” 

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or use tip708.com for anonymous methods. 

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