One injured in shooting near Walnut Street in Wilmington

Updated: May. 22, 2021 at 6:32 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - One man was injured in a shooting near Walnut Street in Wilmington. Police responded to the scene shortly after 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

Police say a 26-year-old man was injured in the shooting and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He has been released from the hospital.

An investigation is underway. A basketball tournament was taking place at 10th street park near the area of the shooting, but it is unknown whether the shooting and the tournament are connected.

Police ask anyone with information on the shooting to contact the police department at 910-343-3609, send an anonymous tip by messaging 847411 using the keyword WPDNC, add a space, and type your information or use the Wilmington NC PD app.

This is a developing story.

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