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Police investigating after man sitting outside apartments shot in stomach


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Police are investigating after they say a man who was sitting outside a Wilmington apartment building was shot in the stomach.

Wilmington Police say it happened just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday in front of the apartments in the 1000 block of Grace Street. That's where the man told police two men approached him while he was sitting on a brick wall before one of them pulled out a small handgun.

The victim told police when the suspect began shooting at him, he hit him in the side. WPD officers and CSI detectives searched the area, but were unable to track down any evidence or suspect information. Police say the man was taken to the hospital for his injuries, but is expected to be OK.

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What A Surprise

"Y'know, I'm bored. I think I'll go get mugged or shot. But how? I know! I'll go sit on a brick wall in the hood after midnight!"