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21-year-old arrested in Surf City shooting

Devon Nikoli Veronesi (Courtesy photo)

SURF CITY — A suspect wanted in the early morning Sunday shooting in a small beach community in Pender County has been apprehended.

Devon Nikoli Veronesi, 21, of Holly Ridge was arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

Law enforcement were called to the 1500 block of East Street just after midnight on June 23. They were responding to a shots fired call from the intersection of Pender Avenue and North Topsail Drive. Earlier, they learned, a male had discharged a firearm into a residence as well.

It happened following a multi-person altercation at the home, wherein both a female and male victim were shot — the former in the leg and the latter in the hand. They were ferried to the hospital by EMS for treatment.

The Surf City Police Department were able to respond and locate the suspect, along with the help of Pender Sheriff’s Office and Topsail Beach Police.


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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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