Wilmington police are investigating after a man was taken to the hospital following a shooting Friday afternoon.
According to Linda Thompson, spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department, the incident happened around 3:15 p.m. in the area of Eighth and Greenfield streets.
Eyewitnesses at a nearby recording studio said the victim was waiting to do a session when he went to get a drink at a convenience store next door. They said the victim got into an argument with another person and the argument escalated into a gun fight.
The victim was shot during the encounter but managed to run around the corner and get in a car.
He was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Thompson said.
No arrests have been made and police are searching for suspects at this time.
One male shot near 8th & Greenfield Sts. Police looking for suspect. Use Text-a-Tip to send info. pic.twitter.com/SFHH8FoIEm— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) August 18, 2017
If you have any information, please contact the Wilmington Police Department at 343-3609 or send an anonymous tip to Text-A-Tip by texting “CRIMES” and starting the text with “Tip708.”
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