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Update: Man dead after Creekwood shooting; ambulance carrying 2nd victim involved in crash


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police say one man is dead and another hurt after a shooting in the Creekwood community Wednesday night. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday at 1005 North 30th Street.

According to police at the scene of the shooting, two black males were chased into a duplex by a group of five or six men. They ran up to the second floor, where the two victims were shot. There were people uninvolved in the incident on the first floor.

Police say the man that died was 19-year-old Jonathan Jones Jr of Jacksonville. The other man, 24-year-old Joseph Edwards Hanible of Wilmington, was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, but on the way, the ambulance carrying him was hit by another car at the intersection of Market and 16th Streets. Another ambulance took Hanible the rest of the way to the hospital.

A 9-1-1 caller from the incident was certainly surprised when the men ran into her home.

"I don't know people just ran into my house and shot them...(crying)...they ran into my house, ran up stairs and shot them."

Police say the group of gunmen ran out of the home and got into a white Honda with tinted windows and a blue and white box-style Chevrolet.

Police are still looking for the shooters.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600. Or you can submit an anonymous tip through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the message and send to CRIMES (274637).

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Im guessing you didnt hear

Im guessing you didnt hear the story where in the State of Florida they gave drug test to those that were applying for assistance, and 98% of the people or so passed the test, and now people feel that it was a waste of tax payers money. Stop forming your opinions on what you see in the media, they show only one spectrum of life. Last time i checked every race uses drugs. Dont judge entire group based on a few bad apples.

So in LA where that man cut off his sons head, what do all you wonderful people have to say about that. Did you assume his race before they showed you a picture? Do you think they should drug test everyone who gets a trailer?

creekwood incident

I believe 98% of those recipients passed that drug screen as much as I believe my dog can open a can of food. Florida also fixes election ballots the main culprit in providing housing and free cost of living is drug activity. This is a fact. No one just shoots people randomly.

At least they paid for their trailer.

At least most people who get a trailer pay for it and not depend on me everyday to work and pay for their housing. Welfare sucks....Its great to ride into Wilmington and see people who are able to work just like me hanging out drinking beer and getting smoked up at the projects. I paid for their party supplies as well most likely.

Do you want to know a Secret...

To Guest "18" gone wild~

Let's be HONEST and tell the NAIVE (albeit drug-free, honest, law-abiding, up-standing citizens) JUST how EASY it is to "get-over" on drug testing. EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD KNOWS IT.

Go to C.V.S. and ... Well, I don't think anyone is so naive that they don't know how to beat the standard drug screen. Or Blow test...

Except, perhaps the administers of the drug screens...who know... but ACT like they don't.

Every mental health professional knows, every substance abuse counselor knows, every health care professional knows, but more so, there isn't one JUNKIE up against a drug test that would test positive unless it was a "SURPRISE SCREENING"

Everyone thinks everyone is sooooo stupid anymore. Word spread like wildfire in Florida on how to PASS THE PEE-TEST. Happens everyday!


I guess I am one of the

I guess I am one of the naive. What's the answer? Just curious...

Try reading it again

Nowhere in Guest1's post did he/she mention race. He/she only mentioned crime and drug use. It seems you tried to play the race card and failed. The group he was judging was the group of people that are currently living off my tax money. I also agree they they should have to do drug tests as well as work in the community they live if they are not in school full time or have full time employment.

And yes, if the trailer is public housing, test them.

Why do only the people that

Why do only the people that are receiving "your" tax money need to be tested? Do other people not ever use drugs? Im guessing no one living in the gated communities of wilmington use illegal substance, or is it okay for them to use them because they are live in nicer homes. Its a shame that entire groups are judged because of the mistakes that others make, If i was a minority in america i believe life would be awful living know that everyone believes, you are living on public assistance, not working, instead sitting around using drugs all day.

We are tested

If you had ever had a job with more responsibly than pulling fries from hot grease you would know most employer's require drug tests to be hired as well as some have surprise random tests. Nobody has ever claimed nobody in the nicer areas doesn't use drugs. Since I have to pass drug test to continue my employment, and by being employed I pay taxes, the claim is those living off tax money should have to follow the same rules.

stop spending my money

I'm not implying that only welfare recipients use illegal substances. But if there is a person that buys a home or rents a home that he or she pays for with the money they worked for then that is their business. as long as they aren't standing on the corner of that gated community trying to sell drugs to others or children. But if you are asking for taxpayers to pay for .utility and medical bills and have lived that way forever then yes you should be drug tested And i WOULD SAY THAT THERE IS A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF VIOLENT CRIMES IN THESE RECIPIENT AREAS DUE TO DRUG DEALING AND DRUG ABUSE!

the young man that passed

the young man that passed away is my ex boyfriend of 4 and a half years. we grew up together and my stomach is literally at the soles of my feet. its sad that myself, his family, and his close friends have to endure another tragedy among our people. nobody ever wants to go through anything like this. he was my first love. i'm only 19 and i can truly say there will never be a person to grace this earth that could replace what he means to me. i love yu gordo<3 rest in peace babyboy.

Creekwood is 'one way in,

Creekwood is 'one way in, one way out'. Would you rather these thugs stay isolated to areas you never have and never will visit, or thrown out and roaming the streets near your neighborhood?

holding the state responsible

I live several blocks from Creekwood, a state owned property. As a taxpayer I feel like I house, feed and provide medical care for a neighborhood I consider to be a harbour for fugitives. A so called welfare program that was designed to help families place themselves back into a working society has done nothing but trickle down generations of free loading fugitives that do not work, are a nuisance to society and are provided checks for doing absolutely nothing and are not required to drug screens like the the working man is around the block What is wrong with this picture?