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UPDATE: Police think shooting was 'drug related mishap'

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Officers with the Wilmington Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the Market North Apartments off Darlington Ave. early Wednesday morning. Officers with the Wilmington Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the Market North Apartments off Darlington Ave. early Wednesday morning.
Officer Larry Egerton, who responded to the call, said the incident is likely "a drug related mishap." Officer Larry Egerton, who responded to the call, said the incident is likely "a drug related mishap."

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the Market North Apartments off Darlington Avenue early Wednesday morning.

Witnesses said they noticed two men in their 20s in the 215 block of Darlington around 6:30 a.m. Several minutes later, witnesses heard three to four gun shots, which hit the siding and window from of a home.

Larry Egerton, who responded to the call, said the incident is likely "a drug related mishap."

Investigators believe gunshots that hit the home were not meant for the people living at that address.

According to Egerton, two men, who are not from the neighborhood, were standing outside the residence trying to shoot each other when a bullet ricocheted and hit the home.

The people living at 218 Darlington Ave. are nervous about the situation and are concerned for their safety.

Neighbors think the incident is ridiculous because several children were standing nearby waiting for the school bus.

Egerton said anyone worried about drug crime in your neighborhood should look for a pair of shoes thrown over power lines. He said that is an indicator of a drug deal location.

At about 6:30 this morning residents reported that they observed two thin black males in their 20,s in front of 218 Darlington Ave. Several minutes later the witnesses heard three to four gun shots, one bullet entered through the siding and another into the window frame of 218 Darlington Ave. The residence was occupied but no one was injured.

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