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UPDATED: Man dead after Creekwood shooting; ambulance carrying 2nd victim involved in crash


Wilmington Police Department
News Release
Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 12:50 p.m.

The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night in the Creekwood community. The incident was reported a few minutes before 10:00 p.m. One man was killed and a second victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wounds.

Preliminary information indicates that the two male victims fled into an upstairs apartment at 1005 N. 30th Street, followed by 5 – 6 men running after them. After shooting the two victims, the assailants fled in two separate vehicles.

Descriptions were broadcast for a white Honda and a blue and white box-style Chevrolet. WPD detectives are canvassing the area and interviewing potential witnesses. Several important leads have been developed, but there have been no arrests as of the time of this release.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department’s main number at 910-343-3600. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the message and send to CRIMES (274637).


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say one man is dead and another hurt after a shooting in the Creekwood community Wednesday night. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday at 1005 North 30th Street.

According to police at the scene of the shooting, two black males were chased into a duplex by a group of five or six men. They ran up to the second floor, where the two victims were shot. There were people uninvolved in the incident on the first floor.

Police say one of the men died. The other was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, but on the way, the ambulance carrying him was hit by another car at the intersection of Market and 16th Streets. Another ambulance took the shooting victim the rest of the way to the hospital.

Police say the group of gunmen ran out of the home and got into a white Honda with tinted windows and a light blue Chevrolet.

Police are still looking for the shooters.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600. Or you can submit an anonymous tip through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the message and send to CRIMES (274637).

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