Wilmington police: Second juvenile charged in shooting last week that left one hospitalized

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 4:17 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 4:42 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Wilmington police have arrested and charged a second juvenile in connection with a fight that led to a shooting in the city last week.

A prior news release from the WPD stated that officers responded a ShotSpotter alert — the city’s gunfire detection system — in the area of 15th and Church streets on Tuesday, June 15. Responding officers found bullet casings at the crime scene and several vehicles struck by gunfire.

After speaking with witnesses, investigators determined that two groups of juveniles got into a fight prior to the shooting.

One person was shot in the leg and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Additionally, another individual was grazed by a bullet, the release stated. Their names were not released by officials.

The first juvenile was arrested last Thursday while the second one was arrested on Monday. Both are facing charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a minor.

Police say the two groups did know each other and that it was an isolated incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information, call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send a message to 847411 using the keyword WPDNC, add a space, and type your information or use the Wilmington NC PD app.

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