UPDATE: Two people in custody after shots fired in Wilmington

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Submitted: Fri, 02/08/2013 - 2:35am
Updated: Fri, 02/08/2013 - 1:37pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two people, one adult male and one juvenile male, are in custody tonight after a shots were fired on Montgomery Avenue.

Neighbors say they saw two men running out of the backyard of 102 Montgomery Avenue firing multiple shots across the street. They said that it happened so quickly that they were not clear on what they were shooting at, but multiple bullet holes are visible in a vacant home next door.

Officers recovered two guns, one of which was stolen, charges are pending.

Police do not believe anyone was hit during the shooting.

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4 Comments on "UPDATE: Two people in custody after shots fired in Wilmington"

2015 years 8 months ago

Now you know we’ll never know if they have a CCW or not as the record is not divulged.
Perhaps all they had was a gun permit (I doubt that too).
So, until such time as all previously convicted felons are off the streets – ALL gun sales should involve extensive background checks as the NRA supported after Columbine, and as is suggested now.


2015 years 8 months ago

We already know that one weapon was stolen.
What is the criminal background of these playboys?
Are they upstanding, law-abiding citizens that possess a CCP and were defending themselves? I doubt it…
They are criminals, drugs were involved and they don’t give a flyin’ flip about what law abiding citizens think.

And the mentality that “weapons bans” and “new laws” will curtail gun violence still gets fed to the general public. Right! Go ahead…push a rope and you’ll get similar results!

Citizen of the Republic
2015 years 8 months ago

It’s possible that the other weapon is stolen also, it just hasn’t been reported yet because the owner doesn’t know it’s missing.

2 guys spraying bullets around. Let’s see how this sentencing goes and will the punishment fit the crime? Hope so.

2015 years 8 months ago

…but the problem with that theory is that it just isn’t reality. Background checks will have absolutely no effect on criminals gaining access to and using firearms in criminal activity. I have no problems with and have gone through the background check. In addition, my occupation requires a much more stringent background investigation and is continually monitored, but I’m a law abiding citizen that gives a damn and have nothing to obscure. I have a career, own real estate, own big toys, have expensive hobbies, pay my taxes and I don’t do drugs. I love my life and want to keep it. The criminals don’t…period. They only live for their impulsive moment without any goals or ambitions. They easily AND effectively move around the rules and regs that inhibit their criminal progress, remember? When the “easily and effectively” part stops, then and only then, will we even begin to reduce gun violence.
As I’ve stated, I’m all for anything that will effectively reduce gun violence against “innocent citizens”, don’t care what happens to the criminals. I refuse to support any legislation that preys on the law-abiding citizens freedoms simply to project a false, “feel good”, apparition type group of laws that have zero effect on the real problem. Start at the beginning, where the problem lies to gain efficacy!!! Doing anything else is a useless and futile exercise in pouring money, time, energy and momentum right down the drain.