911 calls reveal moments after 19-year-old fatally shot on Chestnut Street

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Early last week a 19-year-old was gunned down on Chestnut Street in Wilmington, WWAY is now getting a listen to the moments after the shots were fired.

Wilmington Police Department says the shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. on May 8. Tomar Bloodworth was killed.

In several 911 calls, residents in the area called to report hearing gunfire.

“I think we heard gunshots,” the 911 caller said. “I saw what looked like 3 or 4 teenagers running though, it’s a church parking lot. I saw 3 or 4 teenagers running though a church parking lot. They are running toward Creekwood area.”

“How many shots were fired?” dispatch asked.

“Maybe 5 or 6,” the 911 caller said.

“But unless someone was shooting off some crazy fireworks, I heard at least 4 gunshots just now,” another caller told dispatch.

Police arrested Devontae Mitchell, 18, and a 15-year-old on May 10 for the murder of Bloodworth.

A third teenager was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting on May 11.

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