UPDATE: Wilmington Police say man trying to buy pot shot in butt


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a man who was shot in the butt last night was trying to buy pot from a dealer when a group of teens robbed him.

They say around 6 p.m., ShotSpotter picked up shots fired in the area of 501 Evans Street. Police say that’s when they found a man on his moped in the 3800 block of Princess Place Drive with gunshot wounds to the thigh and buttocks.

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Officers say the man told them he went to Evans Street to buy pot when four to five teenagers with shirts covering their faces walked up behind the dealer he was talking to. Police say he told them the group of robbers then pulled out a gun and demanded money.

After the man handed over his cash, police say the teens fired several shots at him before they took off running. Police say the man was taken to the hospital, but he is expected to be OK. WPD is still investigating the crime.