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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Rhino Club patron stabbed to death overnight



A fight in front of the Rhino Club, 125 Market Street, has resulted in the death of a Wilmington man.

The incident was reported at 2:12 a.m. on Monday morning. According to witnesses, a large crowd from the club exited at closing time and a fight broke out. Witnesses said 30 – 40 people were involved. Three men were stabbed. All three victims were driven to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center by people at the scene. One of the men, age 20, had been stabbed in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other two victims are being treated for stab wounds that do not appear to be life-threatening.

The name of the man who died will be released later today. This death is the first homicide reported in 2011.

A second violent incident, possibly related to the incident in front of the Rhino Club, was reported within a few minutes of the stabbings. Two men were shot in the 600 block of Emory Street at about 2:30 a.m. (approximate time). One was grazed by a shot to the head and the other was shot in the back. Neither of their wounds appears to be life-threatening. The victims told investigating WPD officers that they had witnessed the fight in front of the Rhino Club. They reported that they left the area and drove into the Creekwood community. They said that when they pulled in, someone opened fire on them from another vehicle.

Anyone with information about either of these cases is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Text Tip708 and the information, and send to CRIMES (274637).

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Here we go again;;

Does anybody remember that famous quote? and several other posters have comments that I find interesting.

What I do not find interesting is that 99% of posters do not have the courage to post their real name. I do. I do not hold myself up to some kind of moral paragon. If the fireworks start I will be ducking.

But, if we are going to reccomend that black people quit killing each other(which I think is a really good idea) we should probably suggest that white people quit killing each other.

I have 3 ex-wives and really understand why white people should not kill each other.

I use my real name and ex-wife number one found me on the net.

Maybe using my real name was not the smartest move of my life. We will see.

She has weathered the years a lot better than I have.


Care? Did you say "care"?

Of course the oh-so-special downtown movers and shakers care. They care about the dollars and cents.

If it were only legal, they would fill up the downtown streets with crack/cocaine cafes.

Crack/Cocaine Cafes in our lovely *Downtown* Wilmington? If only crack/cocaine were legal! If only!

What a money-making idea for downtown entrepreneurs!

No, not really

You are correct that I really don't care because you won't catch me at thugclub. If they want to kill each other, good. One less thug to rob an innocent person. I like the idea from the old movie "Escape from New York" where all criminals are dumped to fend for themselves. Maybe they would feel at home then.

It's not about race anymore

I am a firm believer in that it doesn't matter what color you are, crime is commited by everyone. Stop pointing the finger at black people and remember that when pointing that finger, 4 more at pointing back at you. We as a community are not perfect and it's 2011. When did the color of our skin dictate what our futures are going to be?

Please point it out

Where I mentioned a person’s color in my postabove? I know that some white boys go to that club as well. And they are equal "thugs." The color of skin doesn't dictate your future, your choices do. And these punks are making wrong choices.

Define "thug" in your own

Define "thug" in your own words?