Man arrested for shooting into crowd of people

Man arrested for shooting into crowd of people
William Council was arrested and charged on multiple accounts including Assault With A Deadly Weapon (Source: Wilmington Police Dept.)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Wilmington Police arrested a man after he fired a gun into a crowd of people on Saturday night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of N. 31st St. in reference to a multiple-round Shotspotter alert.

According to eyewitness accounts taken at the scene, 58-year-old William Council had been in a physical disturbance with another male that drew the attention of a small crowd.

Council then entered a residence to retrieve a shotgun, which he proceeded to fire through a glass door into the crowd. No injuries were reported.

Upon appearing in bond court Sunday, Council was arrested and charged with three counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Injury to Real Property, Possession of Firearm by a Felon, and violating city ordinance.

He is currently being held under a $250,000 secured bond.

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