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WPD: Suspect on run after shooting at barber shop; LISTEN TO 911 CALL


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police say a barber was shot inside his shop this morning. A police spokeswoman says it happened at Mirror Image Barber and Styling Salon at Dock and 13th Streets around 9:15 a.m.

Investigators say a man walked into the shop, argued with the victim and then shot him multiple times. The victim has been taken to the hospital. No word on his condition.

According to a 911 call from the shop, the victim, who witnesses referred to as "O," is 27 years old. The caller said the victim looked like he had been shot "in the rear, in the back and some other places."

Listen to the 911 call from the shop (.mp3 file)

Witnesses told police the shooter left the building and ran south on 13th Street. Police used dogs to track him, but the gunman is still on the loose.

If you have any information, call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600. You can also TEXT-A-TIP to CRIMES (274637), and begin the text message with TIP708.

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