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Man shot in the knee early Monday after drug deal goes wrong

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Wilmington man was shot on Brunswick Street early Monday morning while walking down the street.

 According to the Wilmington Police Department, the 31-year-old victim was shot in the knee just after 1:30 a.m. while walking back from the bars downtown.

Police said the victim was then approached by someone he didn't know and was asked if he wanted to buy marijuana. According to police, the victim told the man yes and was then told to meet the man down the street.

According to police the victim then handed over cash, when the suspect ran away. The victim then chased the suspect. That's when police said the suspect pulled out a gun and fired two shots at the man.

He was hit in the knee and taken to the hospital. Police said his injuries were not life threatening.

At this time, Wilmington Police are still looking for the gunman. 

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