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911 caller also witness who shot at Wilmington robbery suspect


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- WWAY has audio of the 911 call after a violent robbery off of Old Eastwood Road Thursday night.

Wilmington Police said a black male came up to a woman as she was leaving a business then started attacking her with a hammer.

A witness heard what was happening and yelled at the man and then shot at him with his gun. After that, he called 9-1-1.

"So, I run back in and she has a gun here in the office that I used," the caller said.

"Did you shoot somebody or you just went and got the gun?" the 911 operator asked.

"No, I shot at him," the caller said.

The suspect got away. The victim is in the hospital recovering, but there's no word how she's doing.

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So, do we need to ban hammers now?

I think that Wilmington needs to enact a hammer ban to keep this kind of thing from happening again. Hammers are dangerous, and they put people in the hospital. They might end up killing someone eventually.


...we need to ban stupid people who wield whatever weapons they can find. Stupidity should be painful to the one being stupid, and being stupid should have consequences.