Man shot downtown off Wright Street

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Submitted: Thu, 07/28/2011 - 3:38am
Updated: Thu, 07/28/2011 - 4:47pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wednesday night police responded to a call on Wright Street in downtown Wilmington, and a shooting happened at that scene after they left.

Around 9:30 p.m. officers arrived at 509 Wright Street in response to a stolen vehicle call. Investigators say that no less than five minutes after they left there was a shooting at the house.

According to Wilmington Police a young, black male in his 20s broke into the back of the home, where he got into a scuffle with the man who reported the stolen vehicle. That man was then shot in the arm. Police say that man is OK and was taken by his wife to the hospital.

Police are looking for a white, 2001 Chevy Silverado in connection with the shooting.

No names have been released at this time.


  • NONYMOUS says:

    Wilmington is a sadly disparate place masquerading as a “beach” town. There are good people and poor people and rich people and bad people in every neighborhood. I live in the suburbs in a WHITE neighborhood where a sixteen year old white “thug” was stealing laptops from homes with his friends. He was called “troubled”. Funny how that works.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    There’s NOTHING you can do about it. You most especially can’t do anything about it when the poor has been conditioned to avoid any degree of self-reliance or responsibility and depend entirely upon the government.

    Oh…the biggest problem with the punk White thugs is that they’re NOT running around killing each other.

  • guesty says:

    Another big night in the hood.

  • Guestsad says:

    It’s so sad when we are now just throwing our hands up and saying, basically, “It’s what they do”, or “just another day in da hood”, but it’s true. It IS “WHAT THEY DO”, and it IS “JUST ANOTHER DAY IN DA HOOD”! It’s pathetic. These thugs are low life’s. Pathetic

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