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UPDATE: Man shot by several suspects while purchasing marijuana

The victim told officers that he had traveled to Evans Street to purchase marijuana, and while he was talking to the dealer four or five male suspects ran up and pointed a handgun at him demanding money. The victim told officers that he had traveled to Evans Street to purchase marijuana, and while he was talking to the dealer four or five male suspects ran up and pointed a handgun at him demanding money.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A man was shot while purchasing marijuana in the 500 block of Evans Street Wednesday evening.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to 3800 Princess Place Drive shortly after 6 p.m. in reference to a man who had been shot. Around the same time, shot spotter technology reported shots fired at 501 Evans Street, just a few blocks away.

When officers arrived to Princess Place Drive they found the victim next to his moped with gunshot wounds in his butt and thigh.

The victim told officers that he had traveled to Evans Street to purchase marijuana, and while he was talking to the dealer four or five male suspects ran up and pointed a handgun at him demanding money.

The suspects began shooting the victim after he handed them his money.

The victim was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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