A man was charged after shooting his friend in Wilmington - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Man unsure if gun was real, accidentally shoots friend

A man told officers with the Wilmington Police Department he accidentally shot his friend in the arm Saturday night. A man told officers with the Wilmington Police Department he accidentally shot his friend in the arm Saturday night.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A man told officers with the Wilmington Police Department he accidentally shot his friend in the arm Saturday night.

According to police, officers were called to respond to reports of shots fired in the 2100 block of Yaupon Drive.

When they arrived the man admitted to shooting a gun inside the home. He told authorities he didn't know if the rifle was real and accidentally shot his friend in the arm.

The victim was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

The man who shot the gun was charged with discharging a firearm within city limits.

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