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UPDATE: Shooting suspect in custody after high speed chase

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Officials were called to a shooting in the 1000 block of Castle Street, according to a spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department. Officials were called to a shooting in the 1000 block of Castle Street, according to a spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The driver of a vehicle that led police officers on a high speed chase has been taken into custody for allegedly shooting another man.

Officials were called to a shooting in the 1000 block of Castle Street, according to a spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department.

Police say they spotted a car leaving the shooting location when they responded. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop the car after running a red light.

Following the shooting incident, Wilmington police were engaged in a high-speed chase that crossed the county line into Navassa. The chase ended in a crash. Police said the suspect threw a gun out of the vehicle over a bridge.

The driver of that vehicle has been placed under arrest.

The victim in that shooting is in the hospital under serious condition.

The investigation is ongoing, but police do not believe this shooting is related to a previous shooting on Maides Avenue.

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