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Man attempts to save shooting victim's life

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videoWilmington Police say Drayshawn Dowd, 20, was shot and killed after leaving a party early Saturday morning. Now a neighbor is speaking out about what happened, and how he tried to save Dowd's life. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man who was shot in neck, called 911 describes his shooter

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video Wilmington Police are investigating after a man who was shot in the neck called 911 to report the crime. The victim told police his shooter is described as a black man in his 20's, who is balding, has dark skin, was wearing a red jacket and carrying a dark colored gun. 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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GANG VIOLENCE FLASHBACK: Growth in criminal gangs worries law enforcement (2010 StarNews article)

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An emerging gang problem over the last five years has prompted local authorities to refocus efforts on gang prevention, helping at-risk youth avoid the pitfalls of criminal activity in an attempt to choke off sources of gang recruitment, said Assistant District Attorney Jon David. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: No confirmation Smith was armed when shot and killed

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As details continue to be released regarding the shooting and killing of Brandon Smith by a New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy, one big fact cannot be confirmed yet - whether or not Smith was armed when he was shot. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man shot in stomach uncooperative with investigators

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videoPolice are investigating after they say ShotSpotter led them to a man who was shot in the stomach from the front porch of a home Monday night. Police say the victim, 20-year-old Timothy Waterman, told them he heard gunshots when he took a single round to his lower abdomen. Waterman told police he then ran inside the home. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority requesting Creekwood residents to report crimes

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Wilmington Housing Authority asks the residents of Creekwood South to partner with Law Enforcement by reporting all criminal activity. All reports can be made anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers or texting information to TIP708. It is the belief of everyone at Wilmington Housing Authority that together we can make our communities and neighborhoods safe. Full story...
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Man arrested after leading police on car chase near shooting scene

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Police arrested a man they say led officers on a car chase while they were investigating in an area where shots were fired Monday night. A tip led police to the intersection of 10th and Wright Streets. That's when they say they spotted a man riding on the handlebars of a bicycle, who then jumped into a grey Chevy Impala. Full story...
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