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WPD: One person injured in afternoon shooting

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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.

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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