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Gun Violence

WPD investigating three separate shootings over the weekend

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videoThree separate reports of shots fired into personal property over the weekend, two Saturday morning and one early Sunday morning, add to the list of recent investigations for police. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say shot at several people on porch Friday

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videoWilmington Police arrested a man they say shot at several people standing on the front porch of their home Friday night. 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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Teen hit by bullet during drive-by shooting in Wilmington

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Wilmington Police are investigating a drive-by shooting after they say a teenage girl was hit by a bullet. Full story...
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Community gang forums end, but what’s next?

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video After a summer of violence Wilmington City Leaders decided a community effort was needed to try and end gang violence, but after six meetings in four months some are asking when we are going to start seeing results. Full story...
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Reports of shots fired near school

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videoThere are reports of shots fired near a middle school around 10:15 Thursday evening. Full story...
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WPD: Shootout at nightclub may be retaliation after earlier dispute

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Police are investigating a shootout that happened just outside a Wilmington nightclub, where they say bullet holes were found in the side of the club's private building while customers were inside. Lt. Blanton says investigators believe the shootout is likely some sort of retaliation related to a call they responded to earlier last night. Full story...
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Community leaders search for solutions to gun violence

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videoLess than one month after the end of a 90-day cease fire initiative, shootings continue in the Port City. Just minutes after a news conference by the city and county yesterday on fighting gang violence, more shots were fired. So again, community leaders are stepping up, speaking out, and trying to make a difference by stopping the gun violence. Full story...
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Sheriff promises to end violence after deputy shooting

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video For the first time in nearly a decade a New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy was shot in the line of duty, and now Sheriff Ed McMahon is vowing to bring an end to the crime wave sweeping through the area. Full story...
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Community members march to end violence

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videoDrugs, gangs, and violence take the lives of innocent people each year, and Wilmington residents are fed up. Members of the community marched through some of the local housing projects this weekend to raise awareness about gun violence, and to expose their frustration. Full story...
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Rapper's mother wants to help stop gun violence

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videoThe mother of a popular rapper might be coming to Wilmington to help stop the gun violence. Snoop Dogg also known as Snoop Lion's mother Beverly Broadus Green said she wants to come to the Port City this fall to talk to area kids and gangs about how important it is to make good choices in life. Full story...
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UPDATE: Bullet holes found in Creekwood building hours after shots fired

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videoPolice are investigating after they say they are getting more reports of shots fired in Wilmington's Creekwood community. Dispatchers say that several hours later, one of the residents in that community found bullet holes in the side of her apartment building. Full story...
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Community members discuss concerns over growing gun violence

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video After several weeks of violence and numerous shootings, community members rally together to end violence in their neighborhoods. Residents living in Precinct W29 met for their monthly meeting Monday to discuss a number of issues including the recent spike of violence. Full story...
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Wilmington Police launch "Operation Tranquility"

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video The Wilmington Police Department has launched the second phase of “Operation Tranquility.” More than 30 officers from local, state and federal agencies took to the streets Wednesday night to reduce gun and gang violence. Full story...
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Witness: Suspects in home invasion armed with semi-automatic weapon

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Deputies are searching for three people who witnesses say broke into their home and forced them to ground with a semi-automatic weapon. Full story...
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