Police: Downtown Wilmington shooting believed to be gang related
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday morning in downtown Wilmington.
According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers were on 2nd Street when they heard several gunshots around 2:15 a.m. As they ran in the direction of the gunfire, more shots were fired. There was also a ShotSpotter notification.
Officers found one man on Princess Street with non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital.
In an update provided on Wednesday, a representative with the WPD stated that the victim is stable and expected to recover.
On Thursday, the WPD representative stated that the police department believes the incident is gang related.
No word yet on a suspect.
This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information, including video before or during the event, is asked to call WPD at 910-343-3609 or use the anonymous Tip 411 app.
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