Wilmington police identify woman injured in Tuesday night shooting

Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 at 3:58 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A 23-year-old woman was injured in a shooting Tuesday night, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Officers responded to a multiple-round ShotSpotter alert in the area of N. Liberty Court in the Hillcrest community just after 9:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found Cerrica Patrice Jackson, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police say Jackson was standing near a car, speaking to other people when shots were fired.

Officers provided first aid at the scene before she was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Police say her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Investigators believe the suspect may be driving a silver Toyota Camry, which was seen leaving the area after the shooting.

Jackson was one of three people charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Antwyn Beatty in 2016.

Last week, a New Hanover County jury found Sebastian Gerard Robinson — another suspect in the shooting — not guilty on all charges related to the murder.

It’s unclear if Tuesday night’s shooting is connected to that decision.

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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