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2 men killed, 1 in custody for shooting on Market Street

Two men are dead, according to police, who are investigating a Thursday evening shooting near MainStay Suites on Market Street. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — A shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a Market Street hotel left two men dead and one in custody.

Just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, officers with the Wilmington Police Department were called to the parking lot at 5229 Market Street, the address of MainStay Suites. Upon arrival, they found two deceased males.

The names of the men are not being revealed until next of kin is notified and police have an individual in custody who allegedly fired the shots.

The investigation continues and police ask anyone with information to call the WPD at (910) 343-3609 or use the Tip 411 app. 


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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