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UPDATE: Suspect named in shooting death of woman

A 19-year-old female victim passed away from a gunshot wound
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 4:11 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Wilmington Police Department (WPD) is now calling the incident where two people were discovered dead with gunshot wounds on Tuesday morning a homicide.

A 19-year-old female victim passed away from a gunshot wound. Her name has not been released as the WPD Investigation Division is conducting an ongoing investigation.

Officers located 23-year-old Daniel Hernandez with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and have named him as the suspect in the investigation

The two people were discovered dead in the 4100 block of Hearthside Drive when Wilmington police responded to a welfare check around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Police said the public is not in any danger and this is an isolated incident.

In a tweet, WPD encouraged anyone suffering from domestic abuse to seek help by calling (910) 343-0703,

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