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Boiling Spring Lakes police names shooting victim

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Boiling Spring Lakes police have provided an update on a fatal shooting that occurred Jan. 6 at an intersection.

Hiram Jay Willetts, Boiling Spring Lakes, was killed. He was 61 years old.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Windemere and Masters drives. Upon arrival, just before 10 p.m., police discovered Willetts was shot during an altercation. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident remains under investigation through the collaborative efforts of the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation,” according to a news release from the police chief.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boiling Spring Lakes Detective Sergeant Eric Mahoney at 910-363-0011, or 911.

“This is all the information we can give at this time,” Chief Greg Jordan wrote in an email to media.

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Alexandria Sands
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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