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Police officers increase patrols in neighborhood after armed robbery, shooting

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Police have increased patrols along Castle Street following an armed robbery and shooting, according to police spokesperson Lucy Crockett.

Wednesday night, Jazz Undy was shot at 6th and Castle Street after he tried to stop two suspects who were just robbed a couple at gunpoint. Undy talked about his experience with our Ashlea Kosikowski.

Crockett said more officers are now patrolling the area, especially during evening hours.

She said investigators are calling the shooting a "random act of violence."

More people are frequenting the area due to new shops, art galleries and restaurants opening along Castle Street.

Area business owners said they are relieved that police will be beefing up their security in the area. 

"The holiday season is right around the corner and with us being here on antiques row," said Fawn Rhodes, manger of The Eclectic. "There's a lot of valuable things at these stores, and to see the police patrol step up will definitely be beneficial."

Crockett said police are also looking into whether more lights need to be installed along the street.

Crockett said an initial review of the area shows trees are obstructing some of the lights. The department may recommend the city add more lighting along the road to help deter crime.

Officers are still looking for the suspects in this case.

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