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Accidental shooting sends man to hospital


By Brian Freskos

WILMINGTON, NC ( -- An accidental shooting in Wilmington sent a young man to the hospital early Sunday morning, police officials said

Two friends were looking at a gun while outside in the 1500 block of S. 13th Street, near the Greenfield Street intersection, when the firearm discharged about 5:15 a.m. Sunday.

The bullet struck one of them, Devante Roe, in the upper leg, said M.C. Green, a lieutenant with the Wilmington Police Department.

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Housing project...

And why were they not charged with having a gun in a public housing projects?


They should have killed each other and saved the taxpayers some money.

What were these fellows doing with a gun outside at 5am?

Sounds fishy. Great part of town, early in the morning, dark outside on a Monday morning. What about the gun were they "looking at" at at 5 the dark and for what reason? I fund it doubtful they were up early to get to work on time.

It says Sunday morning.

It says Sunday morning. But, nobody in that area works, anyhow.

They work...

...the system.

It is so unfortunate to skim

It is so unfortunate to skim across the comments and read all the negative, stereotypical, and just plain rude remarks. I'm pretty sure someone is going to reply back to tell me not to read them, lol, and you would be absolutely correct,However when the entire world is made up of glass houses, not one of us is able to throw rocks.

Maybe so, but most of us

Maybe so, but most of us don't hang out in the hood before sunrise on Sunday mornings playing with guns.

We all do

We all throw rocks all the time, you should try it. And just to appease you, if you don't like what you see or hear, don't read it, don't watch it and don't listen to it. You have that choice.

Stereotype would indicate

Stereotype would indicate that they were making suppositions based upon the opinions of others. Given the area of town and the history of that area, they are making an assumption based on facts. Therefore there is nothing stereotypical about it. And when you have a group of people who live off of the fruits and labors of others, then those who foot the bill should have the right to throw stones.