Deputies release new details in shooting that injured one person, shut down major intersection
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has released new details after a shooting Sunday evening injured one man and shut down a major intersection in the county.
According to a news release, deputies responded to the intersection of North College Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway around 6 p.m. after receiving reports of a vehicle being struck by gunfire.
When deputies arrived, they found the driver, Edward Wilson, suffering from a gunshot to his leg and forehead. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.
Deputies say a juvenile who was also in the vehicle was “observed discarding a 9mm handgun as well as a small amount of marijuana” in some nearby bushes. A third person in the vehicle, Javante McAllister-Sanders, had outstanding warrants and was booked in jail under a $250 bond.
The minor was taken to the county’s juvenile detention center.
No other details were released.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information should contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 910-798-4162 or submit an anonymous tip online by clicking here.
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