Crash After Shooting Leads To Manhunt Thursday Afternoon

Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting that left a man fighting for his life.

At approximately 3:55 p.m., seven gunshots were heard, leading to the discovery of a critically injured 34-year-old male victim. Due to the severity of the man’s wounds, first arriving officers requested that medics respond with a pelvic tourniquet to help stop the bleeding. Shortly thereafter medical crews arrived on scene and transported the victim to the trauma center.

As word of the shooting spread in the area, additional police officers were called in to assist with crowd control as they worked to secure the area.

According to initial reports from the scene, two black males dressed in all black attire are believed to be possible suspects in the shooting. Shortly after the incident, these individuals, who were reportedly driving a stolen vehicle, crashed at 4th and Harrison. While it is not yet clear if the suspects were apprehended, a search of the area revealed that one of them was in possession of a firearm.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, with the Wilmington Police Department dedicating resources to determine the motive behind the incident and identify those responsible.

Authorities urge anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of the suspects to come forward and provide details that may aid in solving the case. Detective Douglas Rivell, who is leading the investigation, can be reached at 302-576-3633.