WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man was shot during an attempted robbery in Wilmington Wednesday.
Lt. Obbie Blanton with the Wilmington Police Department said it happened around 9 p.m. at 8th and Dawson Streets. As the victim was walking up to some people he knew, the suspect approached him and tried to rob him. When the victim tried to run, the robber’s gun went off as the robber put bullets in the chamber.
The victim somehow made it to the hospital. Blanton said he walked into New Hanover Regional Medical Center with a gun shot wound in the left arm, and a possible exit wound from his right arm.
Blanton said the victim’s wounds are not life-threatening and they do not have a description of the suspect at this time.
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