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Suspect of Landfall center homicide allegedly killed son, mother and sister

(Courtesy WPD)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department has revealed the names of those involved in a triple homicide Saturday afternoon in the Landfall shopping center.

Wilbert Lamont Robinson, of Hampstead, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and for firing into an occupied vehicle. The 40-year-old shot himself on the scene and was transported to the hospital for treatment, WPD reported. As of Sunday morning, he was in custody.

Robinson is accused of fatally shooting his mother Diretta Marie Robinson, 65, and sister Trina Lynnette Robinson, 48. His son, a 13-year-old who will not be named, was also killed. All three were pronounced dead on the scene.


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Wilmington police have yet to pinpoint a motive as of Sunday afternoon. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe the family members arrived in the same car to the Food Lion parking lot, where the triple homicide took place just before 4 p.m.

WPD has turned the case over to the district attorney’s office and stated it will not provide further comments at this time.

Witnesses are asked to contact the police department by calling at 910-343-3609.

“Homicide cases are often difficult to investigate; however, when we have good witness testimony, it enables our Detectives to solidify their cases in a more efficient manner,” WPD stated in a press release.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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