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Man shot in the knee while trying to purchase marijuana

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Wilmington man was shot in the knee while trying to purchase marijuana on Brunswick St. early Monday.

According to Wilmington police, the 31-year-old man was walking down Brunswick St. after leaving Cape Fear Wine & Beer around 1:30 a.m.

The victim tells police he was looking to purchase marijuana when the suspect snatched his money and shot him in the knee.

Police found the victim on the curb after he was shot, and he was admitted to the hospital.

No word on the victim's name or condition. Police are still looking for the gunman.

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