WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE FROM THE WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT) — This is to confirm that the Wilmington Police Department is investigating an incident in which a young woman sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The call was dispatched at 12:30 p.m. The victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Initial reports indicate that the victim was shot on 12th Street between Chestnut and Princess Streets. WPD officers have canvassed a wide area and have not yet found witnesses to a shooting. The case remains under investigation.
Additional information will be released as details can be confirmed. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information may be submitted anonymously through Text-a-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the information; send to CRIMES (274637).
WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE FROM NEW HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOLS) — NHHS Student Sustains Gunshot Wound While Walking Away from Campus
At approximately 1:10 p.m. today, New Hanover High School went under a lockdown for less than five minutes. After the lockdown, Principal Todd Finn was notified by the Wilmington Police Department that a NHHS student had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg while walking in the vicinity of 12th and Chestnut Streets sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. The student is a female and a senior at NHHS.
The shooting did not occur on the NHHS campus, nor does it appear to be related to anything at NHHS. The victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where she is currently being treated. WPD continues to investigate the situation. Additional information will be released as details can be confirmed.
Principal Finn has sent out an AlertNow message notifying NHHS parents of this incident.
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