Wilmington police release identity of man shot and killed Saturday night

Fatal shooting leads to car crash

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Wilmington police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found at the scene of a car crash Saturday night.

It happened at around 11:30 p.m. Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Ann Street in reference to someone being shot. When they arrived, they found a white Chevy Blazer had hit a utility pole. They also found the victim, 44-year-old Michael Carr of Wilmington, who had been shot lying on the ground near the vehicle.

Wilmington police were able to determine that the actual shooting happened in the 200 block of Gores Row while the victim was driving the car and then crashed into the pole.

Carr was taken to NHRMC and pronounced dead at the hospital.

No arrests have been made at this time. Police are asking anyone with information to contact WPD at 910-343-3609.

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