Police searching for shooter after store, several cars struck by bullets

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Submitted: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 4:38pm
Updated: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:37pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a suspect who they say fired shots into a Wilmington business and several vehicles last night, just hours after a man was shot a few blocks away.

Police say it happened at the intersection of 14th and Dawson streets around 7 p.m., five hours after a shooting at 15th and Wooster streets sent a man to the hospital.

They say when officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area, they found that the store on the corner, Sam’s Superette, was struck by two rounds. Police also found several cars that had also been hit by bullets.

Police say witnesses told them that a person on foot may have been the target of the gunfire. Witnesses also told them they think the suspect’s vehicle is a burgundy SUV, possibly a Jeep.

A WPD Spokeswoman says they are unsure if this shooting is linked to the one that happened a few blocks away just hours before.


  • tke1 says:

    I take it by this story and another just below it that the “cease fire” has expired.
    OK, clergy. Get back at it. Bring in all those lost souls.
    Goooood Luck.

  • Guest2020 says:

    They didn’t even cease fire during the “cease fire”.

  • boldizar says:

    I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the many great contributions of the Black community and their culture to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature makes them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture.Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real Estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nurturing of these communities, an example of all they have achieved by their enthusiasm for self-improvement through hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation.

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