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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A child playing in a Wilmington park yesterday afternoon found a gun on the playground.

Wilmington Police say the boy was on the playground at Portia Mills Hines Park at N. 10th and Rankin streets around 1 p.m. when he found a handgun under the stairs. Police say the child went to his grandmother and told her, and she called 911.

“That just goes to show you what’s out there,” WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley said. “Certainly glad that this lady was able to collect it and that this child was not hurt.”

Police responded to the scene and took the gun. They ran its serial number through a national law enforcement database, but Rawley said they did not get any hits on it, and it has not been reported stolen.

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4 Comments on "Child finds gun in Wilmington park"

2015 years 8 months ago

Should have saved it for the buyback and made $100 quick bucks.

2015 years 8 months ago

I think they should give it to the child who turned it over to his grand mom in a bank acct.

2015 years 8 months ago

I’ll take it.

2015 years 8 months ago

A local thug/gangbanger probably threw it away when he learned about the “cease fire” at church Sunday. He figured he wouldn’t need it any more.


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