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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington police had their work cut out for them this weekend. From shots fired that led to a police chase ending with several suspects getting away, to a shooting in the Creekwood Community that sent two to the hospital, gun violence in our area doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Police have three suspects in custody after a shooting in the Creekwood Community this afternoon, but police are also searching for suspects involved in another shooting in Creekwood that led to a car chase yesterday.

Police responded to a shooting in the Creekwood Community a little after 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Police say when they arrived, they found a woman shot in the arm and a man shot in the foot.

Danny Watson says he was sitting in his parked truck when two bullets hit his car.

“I see three guys ran up through here, and a car came up, so I’m thinking that the car must have shot, was shooting at them, and they were shooting at them back,” Watson said. “That’s how I got the bullet in the back of my car.”

He says he thinks the shooting is gang related, and retaliation for a previous shooting in the area.

Three men were arrested while trying to run from police, and three guns were recovered from the scene.

Police say the suspects will also be charged with two counts of breaking and entering, for running through two residents while trying to run from police, and one count of firing into an occupied vehicle.

Also in the Creekwood Community, Sergeant K. A. McMillian says officers responded to reports of shots fired Saturday afternoon.

When they arrived, officers found no victims, but McMillian says witnesses told them there were six to eight shots fired from a newer model black Cadillac.

Shortly after, officers found a car matching that description and chased the suspects for about four minutes before ending up at the 1200 block of South 6th St.

Police say that’s when three or possibly four suspects jumped out of the car and ran.

McMillian says they could not locate any of the suspects.

Hampton Colclough, a retired Jersey City corrections officer says he saw the whole ordeal unfold right before his eyes.

He says all of the gun and gang violence in the area has him worried.

“This is an ongoing thing,” Colclough explained. “And, as long as you get a body, you’re going to get another body, and then you’re going to get another body and just a follow up.”

Colclough says when he worked in Jersey City; they got rival gangs together in a forum to have them work out their differences.

He says this significantly reduced violence in the area and helped residents feel safe once again.

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2016 years 2 months ago

I actually have wondered if we could call in the military to get control of this situation. I remember during a hurricane aftermath they were here for curfew enforcement. There has got to be some group somewhere who is trained to get these kinds of people under control. No preacher or corner picnic is going to get the job done although I admire their effort. Every time I go to the mall or Walmart I have to admit I do have thoughts go through my mind about who might be in there waiting for the ” moment… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

It’s so funny how this story has 16+ comments, yet the story of the man raping the 5 year old little girl only has 1 comment…. Smh… Guess that story isn’t as important as people getting on here & making comments about creek wood & the thugs out there…..

Guest 10101
2016 years 2 months ago

“Let the freeloaders, and gang-bangers, move back to wonderful, crime-free, New Jersey”

Move back? Your freeloaders and gang bangers aren’t from somewhere else, they’re from here!

Have you gotten to the point where you’re so incapable of dealing with a local problem that the only thing you can up with is to blame it on someone else?

You’re pathetic.

2016 years 2 months ago

Yeah the gun buy back hasn’t worked and no one with half a brain expected it to work.
Nor did the cease fire work and may of us laughed at that exercise.
Now we have many saying just give them all guns and let them shoot at each other.
Think about the stories we’ve seen lately. Sure thugs get guns (mostly illegally). Do you REALLY think they know how to use one? I mean how many shots were fired in this story? 10? 15? And all we have are two people slightly injured?
What ever happened to… Read more »

Kenny Powers
2016 years 2 months ago

My tax money hard at work!! How about we bring in the national guard to sit out there!!The very FEW honest people out there deserve to feel safe in the free tax payer funded home!!

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