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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The victim in last night’s fatal shooting has been identified as 22-year-old David Terrell McPhatter, of Riegelwood.

Family members did not want to speak on camera, but they told WWAY McPhatter was in Wilmington visiting when a group of men affiliated with the Bloods gang came looking for him. They say the gang members also live in Riegelwood.

Wilmington Police say a fight broke out between two men in the 800 block of Castle Street just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The fight apparently led to a shooting. McPhatter died at the scene due to multiple gunshot wounds.

The shooter took off. He’s still on the loose.

WPD investigators welcome information from anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or have information about it. Witnesses have said there were at least 100 people in the general area at the time of the murder.

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2016 years 2 months ago

well said

2016 years 2 months ago

I’ve never seen so many insensitive posts on an issue. The young man is dead and none of us know the whole story. But what I do know is something is very wrong in the world when a life is lost or taken and we chose to spew hatred such as these posts I’ve read. God help us all if this is the true feelings in our hearts.

2016 years 2 months ago

I Usually dont Comment on these things, due to the Ignorance that these Hateful people post. smh but I will say this. IT WAS NOT 100 People there, it was about 25 of us. When People heard the gunshots, and saw the cops Pulled Up THATS WHEN THE CROWD GREW, and By then the Gunmen Fled on foot. Those Of us who were there and Witnessed David get killed, we DID tell the police the killers name. my friend even showed the cops his fb page. its up to THEM from here on out to catch the killer, we spoke… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

The said shooter then post his information here. Maybe just maybe it’s someone we know but don’t realize he’s wanted for this shooting.

2016 years 2 months ago

tweety, I read your comments in the other article about the loss of the young UNCW student. Unfortunately, that article has been shut down to new comments else I would have extended my compliments to you there.

Your words reflect wisdom and restraint. Your call for compassion for the families of both of the young men who have lost their lives is truly godliness at work. Thank you.

My condolences to both families at this time of terrible loss to them.

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