Police: Bar fight sends man to the hospital after gun misfires


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating a bar fight they say sent one person to the hospital for head injuries after someone pulled out a gun and it misfired.

Just after midnight, officers were called to 5920 Wrightsville Ave., to help EMS following a fight that broke out at Triangle Lounge. Wilmington Police say when they got there, they found a man had been beaten and knocked out.

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Police say the suspect pulled out a .45 semi-automatic handgun and tried shooting the beaten man with it. Officers say witnesses told them the gun misfired when he tried to shoot it.

They say the bar owner took the gun during the fight and turned it in to officers, who are still looking for several suspects. They say some men and one woman took off running from the bar after the fight.

Police say the man who was hurt was taken to the hospital with injuries to his head and face.

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