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NEW DETAILS: Victim found in the backseat of car after shooting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There are new details on a deadly shooting on 9th and Orange Streets in Wilmington Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a shooting at the apartment building on 122 S. 9th street around 4 p.m. They found the body of Martineze Vaughn, 26, with multiple gunshot wounds in the backseat of a white or silver Honda.

“I heard a bunch of banging like … um … it sounded like banging on a trash can lid or something like that,” said Cody Raney, who lives down the street from where Vaughn was killed.

Witnesses say Vaughn lived there with the mother of his children. They called him a family man.

“I just don’t know how they’re going to feel when they realize their dad aint gonna come home again you know,” said an unidentified man speaking about Vaughn’s children.

Witnesses said Vaughn was moving out when they saw someone pull up, get out of a car with a gun and just start shooting.

The shooting is under investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES start your message with Tip708 then type your tip.


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