Man shot in 700 block of North 6th Street

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- At least one man was injured last night in a shooting in the 700 block of 6th Street in downtown Wilmington. Police responded to the call at about 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of Campbell and 6th Street.

At least one man was shot. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. No word this morning on the victim's condition, or what led to the shooting.

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Let them all kill each other. Sad it has to come to that. It's a cesspool down there. Mayor Saffo, so we DON'T have a crime problem? Huh?

Why isn't there more police presence in the Brooklyn neighborhood? It's about 5 blocks to the HUGE Wilmington Police Department and they can't bother themselves to drive, or better yet walk, a few blocks and PATROL THEIR OWN FRONT YARD? I googled up "shooting campbell street wilmington" and there was another guy SHOT IN THE HEAD at 3rd and Campbell in JUNE 2011. I would be embarrassed to wear a badge in this city if bodies were piling up a few blocks from my HQ. I hope the cops are taking this s*** seriously because I live a few blocks from the 6th Street bridge.

BTW all you people who are too scared to cross the "color line" in this city should take a drive through sometime in the bright daylight and see the well maintained houses and yards in my neighborhood up around 8th and Brunswick. It's not a scene out of Sanford and Son down here. We've got good people in this so-called "swinepit" as one other commenter likes to blurt out. We're all in this city together, black, white, and brown. Please find it in your hearts to judge people on an individual basis and not their address, size of their paycheck, skin color, etc.

Maybe the good citizens should start to police their own neighborhoods as well. How many young people get shot and when the police show up no one knows nothing. Being blind is one thing being stupid is another. Everyone knows who shot who and no one will man or woman up to testify. To blame the police is easy look in the mirror for the real blame.

Then you should enroll in BLET and get hired by the police department and fix all the problems.

I learned a long time ago that you'd better not be too fussy, because you never know the color of the man who is going to be carrying your shot-up butt to the Medevac bird.

That said, I also judge neighborhoods and communities. Regardless of how well maintained your houses and yards are, when you do nothing to change the culture of violence that permeates your community, it is accurately referred to as a swinepit....or would you prefer "slaughterhouse?"

Let's review: It's not about color - it's about conduct and character. You have far too many people engaging in reprehensible conduct, and far too many people lacking character enough to assist the police in eradicating the problems of drugs and gangs.

Thank you Laura Seel for giving the address in the headline of this story so informed individuals will not automatically think of this incident as "another downtown bar-related incident". Many people who live outside of the Central Business District and immediately surrounding neighborhoods sometimes have exaggerated negative impressions due to media reporting that any crime which happens seemingly within a couple of miles of the river is considered "downtown". Wilmington has a beautiful, historic and most unique downtown. Business owners and residents have worked hard to make downtown a great place to work, play, dine, shop and live. It is sad that stereotypes of unfortunate events cast a shadow of uncertainty about visiting, shopping, and being entertained in downtown Wilmington. I have made the effort to experience and witness this area at all times of the day and night and have very rarely encounter incidents which have cast this shadow through media reports. Our elected officials, law enforcement, city staff, business groups and residents have made downtown Wilmington a destination for many to enjoy on a regular basis. I have lived in downtown Wilmington for six years and find many warm welcoming similarities to my small eastern North Carolina hometown. I invite anyone in the media to experience Downtown Wilmington with me.

....twenty feet high, topped with razor wire and with a gun tower ever three-hundred yards? Running the length of Third Street?

If not, how are you keeping those people on Sixth Street from walking five blocks? Can you tell us where the "most unique downtown" ends and the swinepit 'hood begins?

I did a ride along with the LVMPD the last time my wife & I went to Vegas and discovered if you go just a few blocks off the strip, it is the hood. Cars on blocks, run down buildings, thugs on the corners and trash on the ground. Not much different from Wilmington.

It's a cesspool and only a matter of time before you get mugged or worse. Take off your rose colored blinders and take a good look at the crime, drugs, and gangs that infest downtown. Even then, you'll only be scratching the surface.

HA! Jerry Brewer is my uncle.

The victim or the perpetrator? Either way, why are you laughing? Is that your only claim to fame?