Shootings

Youth violence is a ‘crisis’ in Wilmington
City Manager Sterling Cheatham presented a report on reducing youth gun violence in Wilmington Tuesday after hosting several forums over the winter for the report. Cheatham said they found the youth often lack family structure, good education and meaningful jobs. Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:35am
Community leaders search for solutions to gun violence
Less 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. Tue, 10/15/2013 - 10:02pm
Chief says witness list caused spike in violence
Monday Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous revealed what the department believes is behind the crime wave in the Port City. Chief Evangelous said a list of people who have talked to investigators got into the hands of gang members and caused the uptick in violence. Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:15pm
Wilmington Housing Authority responds to shootings
According to Wilmington Housing Authority's website, their mission is to provide residents with a safe and affordable home. But after a string of shootings in Creekwood over the past several days, safety seems to be in question. Mon, 09/30/2013 - 9:29pm
Neighborhood watch hosts cook out to gain support from other neighbors
You could smell the food from a few blocks away, and that was the point. One Wilmington community used food and friends as a way to gain support against crime this weekend. Sat, 09/28/2013 - 9:23pm
Wilmington Police to give ‘cease fire’ update
August 11 marks the 45th day of the 90-day Cease Fire initiative sparked by Boots on the Ground, community leaders and law enforcement officials. Thursday Chief Ralph Evangelous and his staff will give an update on the most recent crime picture for the City of Wilmington and the results of Operation Tranquility launched on July 3. Wed, 08/07/2013 - 7:36pm
Community members discuss concerns over growing gun violence
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. Tue, 07/09/2013 - 3:53am
As shootings continue, police emphasize community help
Despite a call by area clergy for a cease fire, police responded to yet another shooting in Wilmington yesterday. Police say bullets hit three apartments in Creekwood and one car. Tue, 07/02/2013 - 9:23pm
Neighbors say gangs behind increase in shootings
An undermanned Wilmington Police Department is working overtime after another shooting in the Port City. Meanwhile community leaders say they have had enough, and it's time to stop the violence. Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:51pm
Camp Lejeune Marine suspected in Texas shootings, Jacksonville homicide
Officials say a Camp Lejeune Marine suspected in a string of West Texas shootings that left one person dead and five wounded was sought for questioning in an Onslow County homicide. Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:16pm