WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – At least two people were injured in shootings in Wilmington early Sunday morning.
Jennifer Dandron, spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department, said officers responded to the 1100 block of Castle Street around 1:30 a.m. after ShotSpotter — the citys gunfire detection system — indicated multiple rounds were fired in the area.
When officers arrived, they found a victim, who was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. The victim remains in stable condition.
About 45 minutes after the Castle Street incident, police responded about a block over to the 1100 block of Queen Street. While at the scene, officers were notified that a victim suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at the hospital.
Later in the day, a juvenile was injured in a shooting in the 200 block of South 13th Street around 5:30 p.m.
Including Sundays incidents, there have been at least 27 reported shootings in Wilmington in nearly ten days.
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WILMINGTON — A Wilmington woman and her son were arrested Saturday after the son fired gunshots and his mother tried to conceal the gun in a garbage can and its magazine in her underwear, police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron said in a release.
Dandron said police responded to 100 block of North Cardinal Extension Drive about 9 p.m. Saturday to reports of shots fired. They found Alfred Clark, 34, arguing with his mother, Angela Clark, 54, who is a teaching assistant at Williston Middle School, according to police and the schools website.
Alfred Clark, “refused to comply with officers commands” and was subdued with a stun gun, Dandron said. He was charged with possession of a gun while consuming alcohol, discharging a firearm within the city limits, going armed to the terror of the public and resisting or obstructing an officer.
Angela Clark, “ran into a local business and reappeared shortly after. While inside the business, she attempted to hide the firearm without the magazine in it in a garbage can. Officers located the missing magazine concealed in her underwear,” the release stated.