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Drive-by shooting preceded Monday school alerts in Wilmington

November 10, 2015

WILMINGTON --- A ShotSpotter alert Monday afternoon that put nearby schools on high alert, was prompted by a drive-by shooting in which a man in a car fired at a man walking on the street, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

The incident happened at 1:35 p.m. and prompted Williston Middle and Gregory Elementary schools to assume a “shelter in place” status.

WPD spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said a witness told police he saw a man in a White Ford sedan firing shots at a man in a red hooded sweatshirt. Police recovered shell casings in the 600 block of 10th Street, but no injuries were reported. The victim was not located, nor was the shooter, according to police.

Monday's shooting is at least the fifth time since Oct. 26 gunfire has been reported in that area of the city. In one incident, on Oct. 30, a man was injured when he was shot in the hip outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. An arrest was made in that shooting.

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