Officers with the Wilmington Police Department were called to investigate reports of shots fired Thursday afternoon. (Source: Michael Bolick)
According to New Hanover County Dispatch officials, someone called around 2 p.m. to report a shooting near the intersection of 15th and Wooster Streets. (Source: Michael Bolick)
According to police, one victim was shot and managed to take himself to the hospital.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A man drove himself to the hospital after being shot in the leg Thursday afternoon.
Wilmington Police spokeswoman, Linda Rawley, said shotspotter technology alerted police to the gunfire around 2 p.m. in the area of 15th and Wooster Streets.
According to police, approximately 15 rounds were fired at the intersection. Police say it appears the victim was traveling north in a car on South 15th Street.
As the victim approached the stop sign at Wooster, a dark colored vehicle pulled up beside his car. The passenger in the car fire multiple rounds at the victim hitting him twice in the leg, and his vehicle several times.
According to police, the victim managed to drive himself to the hospital. The 32-year-old man was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The victim's car was towed from the hospital to be processed.
Police also confirm there were two cars, one white Nissan Maxima rental car with Virginia license plates, and the other a dark blue or black sedan, were driving down the street firing at each other.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or Text-a-Tip to Tip708.