WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man is expected to survive after he was shot in the Hillcrest housing community Tuesday evening, according to the Wilmington Police Department.
A spokeswoman for the police department said officers responded around 8:10 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting in the area of 1402 Meares Street.
The 44-year-old male was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. As of Wednesday morning, he was listed in stable condition.
The spokeswoman said a second person who suffered minor injuries in the shooting was taken into custody but later released.
Detectives are investigating whether the shooting was an act of self-defense.
No other details have been released.
If you have information, please call the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or submit an anonymous tip here.