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Woman killed in early-morning shooting

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A 45-year-old woman is dead after an early-morning shooting in Wilmington's Creekwood Community. Police say a couple was driving in a truck down 30th Street between Emory Street and Clayton Place around 3 a.m. to pick someone up. The man in the truck said they asked two men if they had seen the person they were picking up. He says they two men walked up to the drivers side and demanded money. When the woman said they didn't have any money, the man says one of the other men shot her in the head. Police say at least one other shot went into a nearby apartment building. The victim is identified as Michelle Francene Crutchfield, age 45, of Wilmington. Investigators are looking for two black men in their early twenties who were wearing dark clothes. One is described as having straight dreads, chin or shoulder length; the other has close-cut hair. They were last seen walking north on N. 30th Street. If you have any information, call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600.

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Creekwood has more attention than the economy, cancer, etc.

I can't believe how many comments have gone to this article. More than any breast cancer awareness or recession article; hopefully it shows the local politicans that we want to preserve Creekwood....as it serves a great purpose! I'll donate more tax money to keep the thugs in their own neighborhood. Kids in my neighborhood may egg a car or prank call the pizza company, but let's keep the crack in Crackwood!

Crackwood

So, Crackwood is in the news again. Amazing stuff. What do you expect of escapee's from the zoo? When you set up a place that has no hope of EVER being part of the civilized community, you have to expect the inmates of the place to be uncivilized. I say we should build a lead-lined wall about 50 feet high around the place and use it as a low-yield nuclear test facility. We would use the use of the area for awhile, but what the heck, decent people can't use it anyway. After all, if there are decent people living there, they should be the ones to run the thugs out. Guess what people, IT AIN'T HAPPENIN.

take them all

I think we need to go with an "escape from NY" attitude here... take ALL the scum from all around wilmington, clear the good people out of creekwood and house them all there. Then BUILD A 100 FOOT WALL AROUND CREEKWOOD AND KEEP THEM ALL INSIDE. Crime will drop in Wilmington drastically.

This person has the solution to Creekwood...

You're exactly right. I've lived in Wilmington since 1976 and was always told to stay away from Creekwood. If the gov't does away with Creekwood they're going to distribute the crack smoking thugs all over Wilmington! Build a wall around it.....let them have it as their own little town, heck, don't even put a police trailer in there....just a liquor store and a morgue.

I'm sorry

My condolesences to the family of this young lady. Losing a loved one is hard, but to have it happen in such a senseless way is beyond belief. To the family, may God help strengthen you through this time and comfort you in the days ahead. To the neighbors - if you saw anything, let the police know! Sure you're scared - but ask yourselves: if that was my sister, wife, cousin, or whatever, wouldn't I want someone to step forward with information? Yes, you would!!!! People like these two "alleged" murderers feed on the fact that people aren't going to talk because they are scared! That is what keeps them doing what they do - no repercussions. People of Creekwood - take back your community from these low-lifes and get rid of them once and for all. Nothing can bring her back, but justice can help the family and friends of this young lady bring some peace to their lives. The freedoms of our society were given to us by people who were willing to step up and do what they had to do, even death, to make us free! Respect yourselves and your community by helping catch these people. Your life and that of others may very well depend on it!

Encapsulate Creekwood

Maybe we need to encapsulate Creekwood after we have gotten the good people out and then we can put all gangs in there together. Give them food, drugs, alcohol, and smokes in short supply and the numbers would dwindle. Gangs are a plague on civil society and we need a new and stronger medicine to cure it. Operation Hammer

creekwood / gang violence / school children

my child is in the temporary school(winter park) near creekwood. i'm considering pulling her out of the school not the fault of the school or the staff it's the area. if the police can't control that area at 3 am what chance do the children have at 2:30 pm?? my wife and child drive past the goverment housing eachday. wilmington police , PUT AN END TO THIS!! and if you can't WHY??? you are the law and odrder that law abiding citiczens count on.. inocent children are at risk.

The police can't do it alone

Only the residents of Creekwood can clean up Creekwood. Until the residents reject drug dealing and armed robbery as "what my neighbor does for a living," nothing will change.

i just dont know

what to say to anyone who is surprised by this happening AGAIN in creekwood...i agree that it should be torn down and that until it is there should be a curfew instated...i mean, jesus , how many people have to be killed or victimized, innocent or not, before something is done about these high crime areas???

SOMEONE knows...

These killers are KNOWN to SOMEONE in that community. They weren't hanging out there for the heck of it, and it wasn't the first time they've been out there. Anyone with any knowledge of these people MUST come forward. Creekwood residents...take your community back from thugs, drug dealers and murderers.

thought

So uhm yeh..If police have to respond to Creekwood with riot gear and at least 2 deep... Isnt it time for that crime haven to be torn down? Creekwood is crapwood..... My thoughts n prayers to the victims family...

Michelle we love you and will miss you

Our hearts go out to Michelle's family. Michelle you WILL BE MISSES!! I think that a reward should be offered to anyone that leads police to the arrest of these LOW LIFE'S..People in that community are not willing to speak out but MAYBE if they were offered some "COLD HARD CASH" they may give up these "COLD HEARTED SCUM"

STOP IT NEEDS TO STOP

FIRST LET ME SAY THAT I AM VERY VERY SADDEN BY THIS. AND SECONDLY, I WISH THAT ALL OF THE KILLINGS WILL JUST STOP. MY GOD PEOPLE CAN IT JUST STOP. I WISH THE WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORTY TEAR DOWN CREEKWOOD. DOWN TO THE GROUND. I GREW UP IN CREEKWOOD BACK IN THE SEVENTYS AND I THANK GOD ALL MIGHTY GOOD THAT MY MOTHER HAD THE GOOD SENCE GOD GAVE HER TO TAKE ME MY BROTHER AND SISTER AND RAISE US ELSE WHERE. I FEEL SO VERY SORRY FOR THE KIDS OF THERE COMMUNITIES TO HAVE TO SEE AND HEAR OF ALL THIS SINCELESS CRIMES. I DON'T CARE TO HEAR THAT YOU CAN'T DO BETTER BECAUSE YOU CAN AND SHOULD WANT BETTER FOR YOURSELF AND FOR YOUR KIDS. GENERATION AFTER GENERATION OF THE SAME OLD STUFF. WHAT DO YOU THINK TOY KIDS WILL GO UP TO DO....I CANT SAY WHAT THIS WOMAN WAS DOING OUT THERE AT 3 A.M. IT'S REALLY NONE OF MY BUSINESS. I COULD CARE LESS BUT SHE DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE... I WOULD WANT NO HARM TO COME TO ME OR MY KIDS IF I WAS IN A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD AT 3 AM.. WHICH I HAVE BEEN BECAUSE I HAVE FRIENDS THERE.. MAYBE JUST MAYBE SHE HAD A FRIENDS THERE.. REMEMBER FRIENDS COME IN ALL SHAPES SIZES AND COLORS... YOU PEOPLE IN CREEKWOOD NEED TO GET A LIFE AND BETTER YET JOBS TO DO BETTER FOR YOUR SELFS.. YOU SHOULD BE TIRED OF LETTING WELFARE FEED YOU, AND LIVING OFF OF OTHERS TAX MONEY BY LIVIVG IN PUBLIC HOUSING. IT'S SAD AND YET STUPID WHEN YOU GO THROUGH THE PROJECTS AND YOU SEEM TO NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD A DECENT PLACE TO LIVE BUT YOU CAN DRIVE $60,000 CARS. WHAT A JOKE, SILLY PEOPLE, MORE CAR THAN HOUSE JUST PLAIN OLD SAD....STOP THE CYCLE CHANGE FOR THE KID... BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD...

shocking

Wow, a shooting in creekwood at 3am. Who would've thunk it?

My Cousin

This is a tragedy. Michelle ran an intranet business fairly close to that location. Why she was in that area I cannot answer. I do wish people would hold reserve on the comments until the facts come out but it is America and I agree with free speech. I loved this girl with all my heart and will miss her very very much. She worked at the Carolina Beach fishing pier for a long time and will be missed by people that enjoyed her ever present smile. Michelle I trust you are in heaven, you're cousin down here at the NC/SC border will miss you !! :O(:::::::::::::::::::

ITS NOT ALL THE FAULT OF THE

ITS NOT ALL THE FAULT OF THE DEALERS... MOST OF THESE CARCKHEADS COME THRU THE HOOD AND TRY 2 PULL OFF WIT DRUGS WITHOUT PAYIN...TRY 2 GIVE U FAKE MONEY.. THAT CAUSES MOST OF THE PROBLEMS...

I wouldn't go to Creekwood at 3 AM...

...armed with an M-60 and three 100 round assault pouches.

woman killed in creekwood

this is some bull.all yall white people need to go back to the trailer park because its more killings out there and more drug dealing beer drinking red necks out there or go to landfall where trailer park trash drug dealers got rich dont nobody in creekwood have any boats yall bringing it in not creekwood dont take it out on creekwood i would never wish death on anyone it hurts my heart this happened but you say gang member the KKK is the biggest white gang in the USA you can join that in creekwood need to check yall self and look at your own HOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you for real? This post

Are you for real? This post has to be a joke!

Great troll

That is one great troll post. Pretty good but I must disagree on one point. The NAACP is a bigger, more racist group than the KKK ever was.

Please rewrite your msg in english....not ebonics

I'd love to hear your side of the Creekwood issue. However, as your points were put forth in ebonics and I didn't really understand them, I really don't know how to reply. The only part I understoon was a reference to the KKK. The KKK has long been disolved. Either go back to school or go back to Creekwood. IF YOU DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS WRITTEN ABOVE, THE HOW ABOUT THIS, Sister, after you pick up your gov't check, I'd like to ax you to lossen yo' weave and when you shizle your dizzle wid-in dis bizzle, BE SURE TO SPEAK IN ENGLISH!!!!

GIVE ME A BREAK..... Black

GIVE ME A BREAK..... Black people in Creekwood have made it what it is. Yall dont give two cents on what your children do or dont do. Yes 98% of the people in Creek wood are up to no good.the KKK is not the one killin their own kind or sellin the drugs to their own kind. My hood doesnt have problem schools and people that are scared to enter it. Raise your children with some respect and teach them to get jobs....or do you need me to explain what a job is??

killed in creekwood

still gots to pay yo own rent in da redneck trailer park. eyes looks at my hood every day to makes sho eyes gots a good hood are you a mental defective???? do a little research all of this is not about the bad tax payin crackers who all must belong to the kkk sorry i know it the "it's not my fault" blame the crackers

creekwood @ 3a.m.

...me either. Dang sure wouldn't slow down or stop and talk to anyone out at 3a.m. down there. It is asking for trouble. There should be a CURFEW down there and if you are out after it you should be arrested. Those ppl get their rent paid by tax payers so until they pay their own way and stop living off us they should have to live by serious rules. Welfare should be discouraged and difficult, right now its like a free ride with rewards. Sorry for this ladies family.

"Investigators are looking

"Investigators are looking for two black men in their early twenties who were wearing dark clothes. One is described as having straight dreads, chin or shoulder length; the other has close-cut hair. They were last seen walking north on N. 30th Street." ------------------------------------------------ Seems they've got a positive clue and description to go on %^#&%^*#$^*#&^*

There's probably

There's probably a worthless and useless gang banger getting pats on the back and congratulations from his homies who waste good air by breathing it and taking up space in our fair city. It's time for Creekwood to be torn down!!!!!!!!

michelle

yes they probably are getting a pat on the back and i couldnt agree with you more on your response. I hope whenever they find the low life, commom trash they fry them because they are not good enough to sit in the prison system and eat the food that our tax dollars pay for. I wish they would turn them over to her family without their little guns and see how big and bad they are then. its just sick.

YOU KNOW

SOUNDS LIKE A DRUG DEAL GONE BAD

C it probaly was

see it probaly was a drug deal goin bad cuz all people kno if ur white (not being races) not 2 go 2 any hood at 3 am cum on now what else can she do its 2 dark 2 be tryn pick somebody at that time as we kno it was a DRUG DEAL get it tho ur mind But mad respect R.I.P

thats what i think

thats what i think