Police identify woman critically injured in downtown Wilmington shooting

Police identify woman critically injured in downtown Wilmington shooting

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Officials with the Wilmington Police Department have identified the woman who was critically injured in a shooting in downtown Wilmington early Sunday morning.

According to officials, Shotspotter — the city's gunfire detection system — alerted police to a possible shooting in the 300 block of Market Street around 2:30 a.m.

Police say 24-year-old Shaquilla Gresham of Wilmington was leaving a downtown bar when she pulled her car off the street, got out the vehicle, and was shot.

According to Gresham's sister, LaShan Young, Gresham was driving her car in-between Third and Fourth streets when she made a U-turn and got out of her car. Young said she was driving behind her sister.

Young said she initially thought the gunshots were fireworks until she saw her sister on the ground.

"I didn't know what it was… that my sister that was hit. Then all of a sudden she's on the ground," she said.

Gresham was shot in the arm, the chest, the groin and near her pelvis. She's in stable condition as of Sunday afternoon, according to her family.

"That's my youngest sister. I'm just there because she was there. Basically, if it wasn't for her I wouldn't have been out, but I'm glad I was there because if I wasn't there, it could've been worse than what it was," Young said.

Young said her and her family have a pretty good idea who shot Gresham saying it was domestic-related. Wilmington police officials have declined to comment further on the shooting due to the on-going investigation.

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" (274637) and starting the text with "Tip708."

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