WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An 18-year-old man is waiting trial in connection to the shooting that happened on Henry Street in Wilmington Sunday afternoon.
According to police a 16-year-old was hospitalized Sunday after suffering gunshot wounds to the back, leg and arm. Police say the victim is in serious condition.
Police confirm Barry Dianell Pierce, 18, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and attempted first degree murder in connection to this incident.
Officers were called around 2 p.m. Sunday to respond to a reported shooting in the 400 block of Henry Street. When they arrived, they found the victim in the kitchen with several gunshot wounds.
They say the victim told officers that someone ran up and fired on him, and he ran into the house.
This is the second shooting on Henry Street in the past 30 days in which a teenager was shot. A 15-year-old was injured in a shooting on Henry Street Dec. 30, 2014.
Another shooting happened in the same area two days before, Dec. 28, 2014. When officers responded, they learned someone had been shot and was on the way to the hospital.
"Kids can't even play around in this neighborhood no more. Because they shooting in the day time and they shooting at night time," said Marilyn McQueen, who witnessed the shooting Sunday afternoon. "People can't get no rest, people nervous around here, people don't know what to do. And it's sad that people have to live that way."
Police say another shooting happened Sunday around 8 p.m. in the 300 block of N. 30th Street where the victim was grazed in the arm and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to the WPD, witnesses reported having seen a grey mini van leaving the scene.
Just 30 minutes later, police responded to another shooting in the 800 block of S. Sixth Street where several bullets were fired into a home. Police say no one was injured in that incident.
Police are not ruling out that the shootings Sunday could be related.