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Gang Violence

Wanted Wilmington gang member arrested in Brunswick County

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videoA wanted validated gang member in Wilmington has been arrested in Brunswick County, according to warrants. Full story...
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Chief says WPD made a mistake handing over 2013 deputy shooting investigation to Sheriff's dept.

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video In a convention today between local religious leaders and the Wilmington Police Department, Chief Ralph Evangelous said there were many lessons learned, one of those involving future practices for incidents like last year's deputy shooting. Full story...
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Investigation leads to validated gang member's arrest

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videoAfter a month-long investigation, Wilmington Police arrested a validated gang member after tracking him via his electronic monitoring device and searching three Wilmington homes. Full story...
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Police, US Marshals arrest man for attempted murder in Tuesday shooting

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videoA Wilmington man who was wanted for attempted murder is behind bars this morning after police say he shot another man, sending him to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: The alleged Gibbs family crime connection

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video While investigating Dominque Olivia Gibbs, WWAY learned the teen was possibly exposed to the gang life early by her mother. Full story...
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Panel discusses root of Port City violence

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video After hundreds of shots fired in Wilmington this year local law enforcement has promised increased patrols, but a panel of doctors from UNCW says we can’t arrest our way out of the current crime wave. Full story...
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Community leaders discuss the 'cycle' of gang violence

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video After hundreds of gunshots have been fired throughout 2013, former gang members sat shoulder to shoulder with local politicians to say they’ve had enough. Full story...
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Police chase ends in arrests, seizure of 90 bags of heroin

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Three men were arrested Tuesday night in Leland after a brief car chase on Highway 74/76 that ended when officers performed a PIT maneuver. Full story...
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Residents say cease fire made a difference

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video Friday marks the 90th day since Wilmington Police and local clergy called for a cease fire between Wilmington gangs. Throughout the cease fire shootings have continued, but many who live in neighborhoods once riddled by gang violence say they believe peace is on the horizon. Full story...
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