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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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