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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say one man is dead and another hurt after a shooting in the Creekwood community Wednesday night. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday at 1005 North 30th Street.

According to police at the scene of the shooting, two black males were chased into a duplex by a group of five or six men. They ran up to the second floor, where the two victims were shot. There were people uninvolved in the incident on the first floor.

Police say the man that died was 19-year-old Jonathan Jones Jr of Jacksonville. The other man, 24-year-old Joseph Edwards Hanible of Wilmington, was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, but on the way, the ambulance carrying him was hit by another car at the intersection of Market and 16th Streets. Another ambulance took Hanible the rest of the way to the hospital.

A 9-1-1 caller from the incident was certainly surprised when the men ran into her home.

“I don’t know people just ran into my house and shot them…(crying)…they ran into my house, ran up stairs and shot them.”

Police say the group of gunmen ran out of the home and got into a white Honda with tinted windows and a blue and white box-style Chevrolet.

Police are still looking for the shooters.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600. Or you can submit an anonymous tip through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the message and send to CRIMES (274637).


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  • Guest1

    thank you for having a heart. i second that comment.

  • guesty

    What language is that? It looks to be loosely based on English but I’m not completely sure. The upper class people are drug tested. When we get jobs drug tests are done. Some jobs require random drug tests as well. So if you had ever had a job with more responsibility than taking fries out of hot grease you would know that. And if there are some taking drugs but not living off tax money, so be it. While you are making your “living” off taxes that I pay when I work to earn a living, you should be tested.

  • Challengetheworld

    He’s just waiting to move out.

  • Guest20

    YOUR world maybe (the projects). I hate to disappoint you, but there are still some people who don’t take drugs. I have never taken them and neither has anyone in my immediate family. Thank God, I have a drug free son who does even smoke or drink. Not once has he ever even tried it, even to experiment. I told him a long time ago that only losers take drugs. He’s also seen some kids he went to school with mess up their lives with drugs, and he wants no part of it.

    Maybe you could pull away from the drug culture if you went back to school, got a job, moved away from the projects, stopped depending on taxpayers to take care of you, and stopped talking and writing like you ARE a drug addict. All this ebonic talk may be popular in the projects, but it doesn’t cut it in the real world. It only makes you look stupid.

  • creekwood person

    Yall need to mind yall biz cuz the world is on drugs not just ppl who live in the projects I know lawyers in Wilmington who smoke crack and he don’t stay in the projects upper class ppl think the stuff they do don’t mean $h!t so drug test ya self u probably get high more then me

  • creekwood person

    Dummy your taxes did help build creekwood as well as buy all these guns that’s killing our kids there’s all type of ppl living low rent even ppl you know so next time you cash your check and they take out taxes ask your self…..I wonder what they gonna fix up in creekwood this time with my money or….what funeral is this for or….what gun they gonna make this time for somebody to get killed with cuz for the dumb smart ppl taxes pay for everything then they give it back to say thanks for helping lower our population

  • DisappointedSoul

    Have some respect. He ran into a home because he was being chased by a group of armed boys. Anyone would have done the same had their life been on the line. And arguing over petty “incorrect phrases” and terminology is very ignorant. This is not the place for ignorance. One CHILD is dead, another injured, and the rest are looking to spend their lives locked up. Yes, these boys should not have been in the situation they were in, but we can not change the past. We need to look at the bigger picture here. Our children are out here dying because they have access to deadly weapons. Stop the violence. Make a difference so that you may change and save a life. I just pray that the survivors find their faith and start believing in a God because they are in for an eternity of Hell if they do not.

  • Guest2020

    With all due respect, maybe you should ask Mr. Jones’ victims, how nice he was and what a good person he was. I do have sympathy for him and his family and I do pray for them in their loss, but his death doesn’t change the truth about the things he has done.

  • SurfCityTom

    but no doubt, by now, they and the shot passenger, have been visited by one, or more of Wilmington’s leech attorneys who will take the case on a contingency basis and then leave the injured parties 50% of the amounts eventually secured or awarded.

  • Zoe Pinkney

    No one should have had 2 see yu that way! I cry all day jus thinkn bout how yur no longer here! Bt i kno yur n a better place livin it up & watchin over all of us! I love yu & miss yu so much! <3 I hope they find the rest of these lil boys & have them rot in jail for what they did! They took a good man out of our lives! So sweet & big hearted! Always there to help another no matter what it took! I know personally!! I jus wanat see yur smile & hug yu one lat time! God knows yu ment alot 2 me that words could never explain! Please find the rest of these boys & give them a life sentence, since they gave us his family & friends a life sentence! I LOVE YU GORDO<3

  • Grand Ole Party

    You forgot to leave your contact information so we “We can def make headlines” hahaha I am sure you are very scary cupcake.

  • Guest2012

    “no matter what he was doing there”

    He ran into a closed home…where an INNOCENT Woman was trying to LIVE IN PEACE, with several assailants HOT on his tail, shooting LIFE-ENDING BULLETS INTO THIN AIR, IDIOT!!!

    Geez, what do we have to say to get you people to understand…
    He no innocence.
    He is not innocent.
    ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
    … and FYI, it is not OUR “tax supplied neighborhood”, that is not even a known phrase, but I know you mean with the deal, LOW RENT/HIGH CRIME neighborhood… that are vectors in every single American city.
    BUT, this Crap lifestyle CHOICE is NOT “OURS”, as you accusingly blogged. If it was up to us Honey, there would be no Section 8 or Subsidized Housing whatsoever!!!

    We believe in Equality for all, no special treatment, no government subsidies,except for the profoundly infirm. Otherwise, everyone gets to struggle in this lousy economy together, without Free Rent and EBT food cards, medicaid (free medical coverage), SSI $$$ Free Monthly check.

    “His father works for YOUR country” WHAT? Are you illegal? If not, it should be said that “his father works for OUR Country”. Then, you should agree that his FATHER should have taught his son how to WORK FOR OUR COUNTRY also, and/or to WORK period. His fine upstanding family should have seen that he was a trouble-causing gang-banger who came into MY neck of the woods, instead of staying the hell up in JAX.

    You’ll never shut us ignorant people up, no matter what because, we have EARNED the RIGHT to SPEAK UP and SPEAK often IF WE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, no matter the color of our skin …BLACK, WHITE oR OTHER.
    I’m other; rainbow.

    Also, being an adult living with mama, parents, grandparents, aunt is not normal for “ADULTS”, who have been TAUGHT ‘responsibility.’

  • Just Sayin

    The program is not working because it was NEVER intended to work for blacks or ant other individule that gets sucked into it. Im black I have a degree and I had to use that program.It is pure hell making sure you don’t get stuck. SOme people honestly can’t help there situations…..Oh and I pay taxes too.

  • kelly

    I feel nothing but sadness reading the ignorant comments from heartless people. White, black or other… it really doesn’t matter does it? Someones son is dead. Someones brother gone. I happen to be honored in the fact I know this child’s family. And for the sake of shutting up those who have no concern for the grief they are feeling, he was of both races.. did not live in your tax supplied neighborhood. He lived in Jacksonville in a house his parents OWN. His father works for your country… and is just now returning to say good bye to his son. Have a little respect for his family. No matter what he was doing there… he was still someones child.

  • Marcel green

    Excuse me are you serious, obviously you didn’t know the person I’n this article so your comment is both ignorant and untrue. Do you have kids, siblings, nephews, cousins, or friends these are all the things Jonathan was to people, if someone said that about someone you cared about you would wish just for a second this article was about them and not the person you care about it doesn’t sadden me that you would think such a thong but that you actually would say it is a whole different level, I wasn’t even going to get up here and comment because all the people who don’t actually know the victim are up here talking nonsense but when I seen your ignorance about someone who was so outgoing nice funny and a actual good person with such a big presence once he walked into a room I just had to comment but to end this off with saying….. Since your a punk and didn’t write your name I’ll make this clear if you have any other ignorance to spue about a friend of mine please contact me directly.. We will def make headlines

  • bri

    What is this? People are turning this into a race war! I mean seriously, give the family of this boy a moment to mourn! Whether or not he was involved in drugs, if he was black, white, or purple, its still someones son, brother, cousin and so on…. you dont know what the cause of the shooting was, so why play god and judge what you know nothing about? And if it was drugs, people get caught up in things they shouldnt, life happens… please tell me you all NEVER did anything illegal in your life! Give me a break! I didnt know this boy, But my thoughts an prayers go out to his family! I hope that all of you judging this poor boy, think real hard, do you really know everything everyone in your family is doing? Odds are, Probably not! So if you were in his family shoes, would you want people talking this way about your family?? This sad loss has nothing to do with Race or Tax Dollars… So if you want to talk about those things, START YOUR OWN DAMN BLOG!!

  • G12587ll

    There have been studies throughout the country that Afican American males are more likely to die from violent acts than any other race. I grew up in Oho were there were shooting deaths each day-no races bur African American were involved.

  • Guest12345

    With respect for the family that is grieving over the loss of a family member, keep the ignorant comments to yourself. It could have easily been your son, brother, or close family member that you lost in such a horrible way. While you live your day to day life, the lives of every family member that lost their loved ones have been changed forever.

  • Frank

    No one has mentioned a color of skin we are speaking of those that live in housing provided by tax payers. Its evident that this program is not working and this has gone on for generations and will continue to do so until someone steps in. I dont know the statistics of skin color of those who are recipients but if you want to look it up, I’ll wait. I will be at work paying taxes and providing the boy that got shot with medical care

  • Csatro

    Drugs, stupidity and poverty…..it Is the new USA way

  • Guest232312

    One less drug dealer off the streets…But he was a “good boy” right

  • Guest448

    So glad you are all concerned about another fine, upstanding citizen being shot in the Creekwood subdivision. However, has anyone asked or reported on the condition of the EMS personnel that were involved in the wreck? Seems to me a couple of Paramedics were out there saving the other fine, upstanding citizens life and yet nobody has even mentioned them in thought, prayer or what have you.
    Priorities folks, priorities !!

  • RJ

    All the you all, and white people this, and blackman that…sounds like the race card is being pulled from both sides .How about this happens to all races, genders, and sex. Evil has no color. We are all human being in gods eyes. Have some respect for the families and appreciate the fact that you are still walking the earth and pray for the families of those that are not!

  • bothered*

    It is a sad day when we joke about the loss of a life, no matter his age or race, he was still a human being. We all fall short, we have all done some things in our life that is/was regretful, but let us not forget that it could have been YOU, your brother, uncle,cousin, relative, friend, etc. I am not even from that area but after reading some of the comments, I had to put my thoughts in. PLEASE people, stop making judgemental comments and remember that he was a child to someone. Even if he was of a different ethnicity than you, still does not change the fact that a life was taken senselessly way too soon.

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  • Karissa Jones

    The 19 year old man that died was my little cousin.Its sad that he was taken by a bullet from a group of men that chose to play god. We were close he was and will always remain my right hand. My son has never met my family now when we go to visit him my son and i will be attending his funeral and when he finally meets my family he wont understand why everyones crying.My cousin was a great kid that didnt deserve to die and i dont care what the reason is nothing is worth taken a life because when you do that your giving up yours because to take a life you give a life.Please if anyone knows anything help us bring in the men who chose to play god and took my lil cousin away from us

  • Guesty5

    WHA should drug test to find out who ISN’T on drugs and then move the drug free people into other safer housing. The rest will take care of itself.

  • Quiera Hunt

    the young man that was killed is my first love of 4 and a half years. we grew up together and i already miss him. the tole it has taken on myself, his family, and his loved ones is more than what could be described in words. im 19 and i can honestly say that there will never be another sole to grace this earth as his replacement. ” i love you my gordo<3 i miss yu babyboy. give me the strength to do exactly what yu know i'm able to do. rest in peace my love. "



  • Grand Ole Party

    I’ll make this clear, no one is afraid of you, nor do we really care what you think. Every one has the right to express there opinion, if you don’t like it, don’t read it. Simple huh? You are def an idiot.

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