Multiple injured after shooting near downtown Wilmington

WILMINGTON (WWAY) – Wilmington Police are investigating after a shooting took place near downtown Wilmington on Friday night.

According to police, a multiple-round Shotspotter alert was reported at South 11th St. and Orange Street around 10:30 p.m. Police found two men, aged 29 and 27, suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived on scene.

A large crowd began to gather as officers attempted to treat the victims, police say. Two officers were reportedly assaulted by a man, 32-year-old Justin Dwayne Milton, as they tried to hold the crowd back while the victims were being tended to. WPD says one of those officers had several minor injuries to their face.

Milton was arrested and jailed under a $100,000 bond.

A third victim was dropped off at New Hanover Regional Medical Center as the other two victims were being transported. The third victim, an 18-year-old, suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound.

The driver of the 18-year-old victim, 26-year-old Tymir Wigfall, had several outstanding warrants and was arrested under a $1,000 bond.

All three victims of the shooting are expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3620, or visit www.tip708.com to remain anonymous.

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