Shots ring out at Long Leaf Park during evening little league games


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Multiple shots were fired at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington Wednesday evening.

New Hanover County Dispatch confirms there was a report of shots fired at the park around 7:00 p.m.

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer said multiple shots were fired near the basketball court.

Brewer said several little league games were happening nearby. He said there are four ball fields and all were being used at the time of the shooting. Brewer said the little league games began at 6 p.m., with more games slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. and that the area was packed with people.

“No one was hurt that we know of at this time, certainly not here at the park and everyone is safe at this time,” New Hanover County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ken Sarvis said. “We are working nonstop to try and develop suspects to find out who may have done this, and put them in our detention facility is where they need to be.”

Sarvis said anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at (910) 798-4200 and your name will be kept anonymous.