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New Hanover Regional Medical Center goes on lockdown Tuesday night

New Hanover Regional Medical Center went on lockdown Tuesday night after a bloodied robbery suspect barged into the emergency room. Wilmington Police said it all began with an attempted robbery at a clothing store on South 17th Street just before 7:00 p.m. The clerk shot the suspect police said is Shamel McCallum. They said McCallum got himself to the hospital, where he threatened workers. That is when the hospital went on lockdown and police moved in. McCallum barricaded himself in a bathroom before surrendering. He underwent treatment for an apparent gunshot wound to his leg with police standing guard. He is now in the New Hanover County Jail under $100,000 bond charged with attempted robbery. McCallum was recently released from state prison.

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In the leg????

How many times have I told you people, "Practice, practice, practice." I'm well aware of how difficult it is to be steady and return effective fire while you yourself are under fire. Been there, done that. But here you see the problem with poor marksmanship - this guy could have killed or severly injured someone at the hospital. When you are legally justified in using deadly force, use it effectively. It's supposed to BE deadly.

Love it!!

I love your posts 'Commonsense...'!! Ha! Ha!!


Any takers on how long before this criminal attempts to sue the clerk? Since he was only wounded he can still file, if only he had been taken out. I'm also waiting for the posts of what a good guy he is and would never hurt nobody. He has a long criminal history including assault on female, armed robbery and shoplifting.

The clerk missed an opportunity.... do a great favor for the citizens of North Carolina. Trials are expensive, and so is prison.