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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An 18-year-old who was shot several times in Wilmington Sunday night has died in the hospital, according to a spokeswoman with Wilmington Police.

Police say Raequan Dupree Rouse died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center a short time after being taken there for injuries following a shooting in the 600 block of N. 10th Street.

Around 6:30 p.m., officers responded to that area after Shotspotter picked up gunfire there and dispatchers got numerous calls from people who heard shots fired.

When police got to the scene, they say they found several shell casings and a trail of blood at the corner of N. 10th and Campbell streets. A short time later, officers were told the victim in that shooting showed up to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say they are still investigating the crime, but that they have no information on a suspect at this time.

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49 Comments on "UPDATE: Man who was shot several times in Wilmington dies in hospital"


Stop the madness
2015 years 9 months ago

Being in or out of a gang does not define who these people are and not every gang member is bad. This young man had a mother and father who is active in his life. I don’t know how much talking they could have done when society tells our children they are grown at 18. He may have been arrested for selling drugs but will it still look down upon once they legalize marijuana? He made choice and unfortunately it was not a good one. I’m not justifying his or anyone else’s action, all I’m saying is that a young man, not garbage or a thug, but a young man, father, a brother, etc. lost his life for no reason. While we are left on earth to talk about it, I pray he is one with our Father asking God to have mercy on all of us.

vegan girl
2015 years 9 months ago

The term statutory rape generally refers to sex between an adult and a sexually mature minor past the age of puberty. Sexual relations with a prepubescent child, generically called child sexual abuse or molestation, is typically treated as a more serious crime.

This is not a statutory rape issue! They mother was not an adult neither was he. Nor was it forced!

Lisa
2015 years 9 months ago

Question: When did it become a crime to procreate at any age? Or justify a murder because of the age of fatherhood?

Answer: It is called statutory rape

Guest1221
2015 years 9 months ago

First of all, no one inferred that he was killed due to becoming a father at a young age. Your “question” is absolutely ridiculous and ludicrous.

“There’s no judicial system designed for the protection nor the benefit of my people yet so many are so quick to judge how the black man live his life.” Just what in the heck are you talking about? Last time I checked, WPD doesn’t just protect and serve the white people, they protect and serve all residents of the city. If you’re a criminal thug in a gang, you’re damn straight you’ll get judged as such. Not all black men are thugs and not all thugs are black men. Get it? It’s got nothing to do with race and everything to do with abhorrent, uncivilized behavior. Get it?

“Your people” keep themselves oppressed within that ‘invisible fence or cage’. Quit blaming everyone else for the sad state of affairs with “your people”.

And, lastly, let’s not forget, your buddy Q would be alive right now if he did choose the path of a thugging gangbanger. Blame your friend for his poor choices – no one else!

Say it with me, kids: PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Shamma Lammadingdong
2015 years 9 months ago

“This city has been like this since my mom was a child and my grandmother was a child and that was back in the 1930’s.” Bullsquash. You live in a fantasy world if you think that the level of crime that exists today is the same as the 1930’s and that the only reason it appears to have increased is because the media is now reporting it. I used to be able to go to Maides park and play softball with people of all colors. This was a regular thing. Try that today and see what happens.

 

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