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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An overnight shooting in Wilmington sent a man to the hospital with three gunshot wounds.

It happened just after 1 a.m. in the 1000 block of S. 8th Street.

Police say shot-spotter picked up shots fired nearby, leading them to the area where the shooting happened.

They say they found a man in his 20’s, who was shot three times, near the intersection of S. 8th and Meares Street.

The victim says he was shot by a man who took off running down the street.

Police say the man had gunshot wounds in the arm, groin and thigh area, and that shell casings were found nearby.

Police are investigating to find the shooter.

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  • Gate Keeper

    Hey guys how about an in-depth story on the sudden rise of shootings and crime in Wilmington.

  • SurfCityTom

    you must be new to the area. There’s nothing new here. This area, including over in the Castle Street section, has been a hot bed of shootings and crime. Not to mention, not that long ago, one could buy any type of pharmacutical product which causes one to loose reality on Castle Street near its intersection with 8th Street. Not to forget the working girls who hung out down there.

  • Wilmington Observer

    An “in-depth” story by a Wilmington reporter?? Those types of reporters have (for the most part) left town to work for media outlets who favor depth over being first.

    Wilmington Observer

  • taxpayer

    Bring It Downtown!

  • guesty

    And nobody done did see nothin’

  • Guestwho

    I’m tired of hearing about violent crime in this part of town. The whole area is like the %#$* hunger games. Let’s just put a dome over it.

  • How about putting barbed wire around the perimeter. Let them “off” each other and keep the police outside to serve the people, not the animals.

  • Guest Reply

    “Newark South Redux”
    And the saga continues :-(

  • johnny black

    I thinks its time to have vigilante day in Wilmington

  • Guest Reply

    Don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with current events here lately Johnny…but we already have that…namely in the 10th and Castle areas…weekly/bi weekly/monthly/bi monthly/etc. :-(


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