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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The family of a shooting victim says his death was the result of fighting within a gang.

Wilmington Police say Raequan Rouse, 18, was shot several times Sunday night near the corner of N. 10th and Campbell streets. His family says it was a bullet to the neck that killed him.

“When I first heard it, I didn’t know how to react,” Rouse’s brother Rakeem Brown said.

Although relatives do not know what led to his death, they say Rouse was affiliated with a gang.

“He was a Blood,” Rouse’s cousin Marquis Jackson said. “He was there all day. He did it for his team, but at the same time, his team wasn’t with him.”

They say the man who shot and killed Rouse was also a Blood.

“These boys around town are going crazy for no reason,” Jackson said. “But whoever did it, y’all should be ashamed of y’all’s self.”

The family says Rouse leaves behind two children. They also say he has another baby on the way.

“His little boy is hurting about it, and his little girl. They know exactly what’s going on,” Jackson said.

Wilmington Police have not given any information about a suspect.

A WPD spokeswoma says two people dropped Rouse off at the hospital, but got out of the vehicle they were in and took off running before police could catch up with them.

A neighbor, who did not want to go on camera, says when she heard the commotion Sunday night, she peeked through a door and saw about six people fighting in the street.

Records show Rrouse was convicted with assaulting an officer last year. He was also convicted of breaking and entering in 2012.

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2016 years 2 months ago

Agreed on all parts. Unfortunately, breaking the cycle is incredibly hard. Sometimes I have to remind myself of that when I hear stories like this or find myself wondering why things are the way they are or how many people within the black community tend to gravitate towards ignorance. There’s many factors that play into it. A big part of it is just being young and dumb. Young people of any race or socio-economic background make the dumbest decisions/mistakes. Mainly because they’re impulsive, hormonal a-holes that think they know everything. It’s no secret that in this country it’s a lot… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

If the property values fall far enough maybe it will make a good Nuclear Waste dump.

2016 years 2 months ago

18 and 3 kids?? WHAT? Have these people never heard of birth control? 3 more welfare sucking kids and mothers for us tax payers to support. Disgusting how they have zero morals and zero planning, just flying by the seat of their pants off our tax money. Makes me SICK !!!!!

2016 years 2 months ago

Ur ignorant wtf do welfare have to do with the fact that somebody lost a child n a father. N how do u know that the mother/mothers of these kids get welfare. She might work. Ijs further more the ppl of this city need to be worried about a salution to this problem instead of worrying about fixing up the down town area n put in some work with out inner city youth. Create some programs to get these father less welfare recipient children off the street n show them something better than what they see everyday. He was only… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

What is sad is your abhorrent brutalization of your native language. It’s hard to take what you post seriously when it screams is “Look at me!!! I’m completely uneducated and didn’t care to pay enough attention in English class!!” You, your parent(s) and teachers should be ashamed of themselves. Furthermore, “very respetable young men” aren’t in gangs. Why, oh why, is such a hard concept to grasp? Oh, PS – in the future, you may not want to post threats on social commentary sites, jus’ sayin’!

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