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INVESTIGATION: Man killed in home shot 3 times

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Officials closed off the area behind two houses with crime tape. Officials closed off the area behind two houses with crime tape.
Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an apparent homicide that happened late Tuesday night in the 1200 block of Lilac Court. Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an apparent homicide that happened late Tuesday night in the 1200 block of Lilac Court.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an apparent homicide that happened late Tuesday night in the 1200 block of Lilac Court, near 12th and Greenfield Streets.

Police have identified the victim as 51-year-old Angelo Freeman.

According to officials, a neighbor saw Freeman's door open early Wednesday morning and walked in to find him unconscious in the home. The neighbor walked in the house to check on the man because he says Freeman had a stroke in the past.

Police say Freeman died from three gunshot wounds that happened between 9:30 and 10:00 Tuesday night. Police say he was struck once in the leg, once in the chest, and it is unclear where the third bullet hit the victim.

Some neighbors were surprised to hear the news and said they didn't hear anything, while another said they heard a "ruckus" going on Tuesday night.

Authorities said it does not look like someone broke into the house and nothing was stolen.

No other details are known at this time. Stay with WECT for more information as it becomes available.

If you know anything about this crime, you can let police know anonymously. Just text Crimes (274637), start your text message with "Tip708," then type your information.  The Wilmington Police Department guarantees the details will not be traced back to you.

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