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19-year-old shot Sunday night in Hillcrest community

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A 19-year-old man was treated at the hospital Sunday night after getting shot in the leg in the Hillcrest community, according to Lt. Blanton from the Wilmington Police Department.

Blanton said the man told police he was visiting friends in the Hillcrest community when someone came up and shot him in the leg. It happened at South Lincoln Court and Meares Street.

The teen's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening and the victim has since been released from the hospital.

According to Blanton, police do not believe this incident is connected to a recent shooting death or other shootings recently in the Wilmington area that lead officers to add more patrols to certain areas of the city.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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