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40 gunshots detected during Wednesday shooting in Wilmington

December 12, 2016



WILMINGTON – “I just got shot. I need an ambulance. I just got shot.”

That is what one caller told a New Hanover County dispatcher following a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Nixon Street and Love Alley that left the area littered with shell casings.

According to police, two men were shot, including the 19-year-old caller who was shot multiple times in the chest around 3:52 p.m. He was taking to New Hanover Regional Hospital by EMS, police said.

A 21-year-old man who was shot in the shoulder was taken to the hospital by private vehicle, Wilmington police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said.

Both men’s injuries were non-life-threatening, Lindsay said.

According to police communications, ShotSpotter, the city's gunfire detection system, picked up a total of 40 gunshots in three locations in the area of where the 19-year-old victim was located at the intersection of Sixth and Nixon streets.

ShotSpotter detected the first five rounds in the 1100 block of Love Alley. It then picked up 16 gunshots in the 900 block of Seventh Street and another 19 shots in the 200 block of Nixon Street.

Lindsay said Friday that both victims were not cooperating with police.

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