Three injured in softball game shooting


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A softball tournament at Robert Strange Park turned violent after a post-game brawl broke out.

Two teams had just finished a game, and there was a disagreement between the teams that turned into an altercation on S. 9th Street.

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According to witnesses, a dispute led to gunfire and three men were hit. Two victims were transported to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center by ambulance, and a third victim showed up at the hospital soon after.

None of the injuries sustained in the shooting are life threatening, according to Lt. Obbie Blanton of the Wilmington Police Department.

Wilmington Police have identified a suspect in the shooting and are following up numerous leads.