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Wilmington man shot dead on Christmas day

The Christmas holiday turned deadly for a young Wilmington man. Montez Jones was shot on the corner of 14th and Castle streets around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Police said Jones was standing there when someone shot him and took off running. Jones was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead in the operating room. Police are not releasing the motive, or the name of the suspect. The investigation is on going.

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