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Teen shot and killed riding moped on Forest Hills Drive

WILMINGTON, NC – A Wilmington teenager was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Forest Hills late this afternoon.

Police responded to the 00 block of Forest Hills Drive around 4:30 pm after residents reported hearing several gunshots. When Police arrived they found 18 year old Joseph David Williams of Wilmington lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the back. Williams was riding on the back of a moped with 18 year old Mark Richie, Jr. when the shooting occurred. Witnesses told police that the moped was going at a high rate of speed down Forest Hills Drive and a grey Honda Coupe was following with one of the passengers firing shots at the two teenagers. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Richie was treated for minor injuries and released.

Police are asking for your help tonight – If you have any information about this crime please call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609, text Crimes (274637) start your text message with “Tip708” then type your message or call Crime stoppers at 1-800-531-9845.


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