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Shot fired into 2-year-old's bedroom


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police are investigating after they say a shot was fired into a child's bedroom.

WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says an officer was on Market St. around 11 p.m. Friday when he heard shots fired from Princess Place Drive. A woman flagged the officer down and said she was in bed on Prices Lane, when she heard three or four gunshots. When she went to check on her 2-year-old son, she found a bullet on the floor of his room.

Investigators found shell casings on Mosely Street.

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The legislature should enact

The legislature should enact new penalties that deal with someone using a firearm in the commission of a crime.
If you possess a firearm while:
committing a misdemeanor--double the sentence with mandatory jail time
committing a felony--same only triple the sentence
If you threaten the victim(s)with the firearm while committing:
a misdemeanor--18 months active sentence for the firearm
a felony--3 years active sentence for the firearm
If you discharge the firearm while committing:
a misdemeanor--up the crime classification to a felony with 3 years active sentence
a felony--4 years active sentence
If you actually wound the victim with the firearm while committing:
automatically changes any misdemeanor to felony with 5 years active sentence
a felony--7 to 10 years active sentence
All sentences should be mandatory and may not be reduced or run concurrently by the judge with the main charge sentence. All sentences relating to the firearm are to be served in their entirety before any other sentence is begun.


This is a disgusting display of cowardice and stupidity. This child is lucky. The 3 year-old who was shot while sleeping in another part of the state was not. This country is entirely too soft on people like this and sex predators, which is part of the reason why we still have these issues.

Just another typical night in that area of Wilmington.

Not a new story, not a new event, only typical of what we hear about every day. Until we begin keeping violent criminals behind bars, this sort of thing will not only continue, but will escalate in magnitude. It's a good thing this little girl wasn't struck, but it's only a matter of time...only a matter of time.

thug games

That is just the thug way of playing ring and run. Thankfully the child wasn't hurt.

My CAPTCHA phrase was: "bangers and mash" What's next, Gin and juice?

Maybe it's suggesting the

Maybe it's suggesting the local "Bangers" should be mashed into prison?