FIRST ON 3: Pender County shooting under investigation

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in Maple Hill this evening.

Investigators say around 5 p.m., Ryan Mullins of Swansboro was shot in the leg during an alleged robbery attempt at the intersection of Webbtown and Wooten Roads.

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Mullins was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The Sheriff’s Office says word from the hospital is that he will be released tonight.

The investigation continues.