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WPD investigate overnight shooting


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A robbery could have turned deadly overnight in Wilmington. A 19-year-old man was shot after three men in hooded sweatshirts stormed into his apartment.

Wilmington Police responded a few minutes before midnight to a report of a shooting on the 4300 block of Crimson Court. Once inside, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and and found a 19-year-old man who had been shot. He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The other two occupants of the apartment told officers that there had been a knock at the door. When the roommate answered, three men rushed through the door. All three were wearing hooded sweatshirts with hoods tied tightly around their faces.

According to the victims, all were armed with handguns. The intruders ransacked the house and on their way out fired a shot that hit the victim. The hooded men reportedly stole marijuana, a small amount of cash and two cell phones.

The case is currently under investigation.

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Robby McNeill

This young man is still in very critical condition. He still has not regained consciousness. So what if they were smoking pot!!! And how do you know if they were? The point is that these kids were minding their own business when their home was invaded by thugs! Robby was critically injured and the other kids will be scared for life as well. It is so sad for Robby, the other kids and Robby's family and friends. I would like to know what has been done to apprehend the three men that invaded this home and shot Robby!

Prejudgment based on news report

I think it is sad that this report started out with the "strong odor of Marijuana". This would cause the reader to prejudge this incident as drug related. I can only hope the police do not feel that way and investigate this fully. This victim comes from a good family and deserves to be treated as a human being and not a presumed pothead. How do we know the odor did not come from the shooters themselves? As a friend of the family, I am confused as to why this was mentioned.

the man shot

I have known this man since i was 5 and he is a great guy once you get to know him, please keep him in your prayers