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UPDATED: Man shot near downtown Wilmington

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THE LATEST FROM THE WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: WPD officers responded to a report of shots fired and located the victim, age 27, on the front porch of a residence in the 700 block of S. 5th Avenue. (NOTE: The victim had sustained gunshot wounds to the hand and chest.) Officers administered first aid until EMS arrived. The victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. The victim told investigating officers that several men had tried to gain entry through the back door of his residence. He fought with them in the backyard until they shot him. After his attackers fled, the victim ran from his own residence and knocked on a couple of neighbors’ doors before getting help at the residence where officers found him. Several witnesses who provided information said the assailants may have left the area in a 2009 Honda Accord, possibly white with tinted windows.

NOTE: Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information also may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the message, and send to CRIMES (274637).

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting after a man called New Hanover County Dispatch claiming he was shot in the leg and attacked by five men.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday near Fifth and Wooster Streets.

No word on the victim's condition.

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Call it what you will

Lipstick on a pig. We all know where downtown is. A fail police chief redefining the boundaries to make his crime stats artificially low does not change a thing.

Guest42242 - The headline

Guest42242 - The headline says NEAR downtown - not IN downtown. I think we can all agree 5th and Wooster, which is only, what, a block or two from 5th and Castle, is NEAR downtown. Thanks for taking the time to check out our website and for leaving a comment.

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Scott Pickey
WWAY News Director

"The Headline"

said something different last night Scott.

Key being checking out our

Key being checking out our website. That is why you use the phrase near downtown. This will always draw more attention even though we all know people who walk and use the downtown area do not go to 5th and Wooster.

You don't have to go to 5th and Wooster

Just stay downtown - they'll come to you!

Maybe it should read "man

Maybe it should read "man shot near WWAY Television Station"