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One person injured in Friday afternoon shooting in Wilmington

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 3:28 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2021 at 3:40 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A 26-year-old man is recovering at the hospital following a shooting in Wilmington Friday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to the 3600 block of Metting Road, near Darlington Avenue, just before 3 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. A detective at the scene said the victim was shot in the leg or hip area. He was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

No other details were released.

Wilmington police are investigating.

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