Wilmington PD says early morning shooting that injured two was result of drug deal
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department has announced that it is investigating a drug-related shooting that left two people critically injured.
According to the WPD, officers responded to the 300 block of Calhoun Drive at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
“Upon their arrival they located two victims at the residence suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims have been transported to Novant hospital and are in critical condition,” the announcement states. “At this time investigators are on scene. There are no further details at this time.”
At around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the WPD sent out a follow-up release, saying that the shooting was “the direct result of a drug transaction.”
The WPD says that detectives are still investigating, and that they aren’t able to release the identity of anyone involved at this time.
“Through evidence and information gathered thus far in the investigation we know this incident occurred due to illegal activity and behavior, specifically involving the sale and use of illegal drugs. As previously stated, detectives are working diligently to put the facts together,” the release states.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the WPD at (910) 343-3609 or by using the anonymous Tip411 app.
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