Arrest Made After Thursday Night Shooting in Wilmington, NC

A shooting incident in Wilmington, North Carolina, led to property damage and the arrest of 28-year-old Ashton Burns. Burns was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and resisting an officer, but was not directly involved in the shooting.

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Arrest Made After Thursday Night Shooting in Wilmington, NC

Arrest Made After Thursday Night Shooting in Wilmington, NC

A shooting incident in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday night led to property damage and the arrest of a 28-year-old man, Ashton Burns. The Wilmington Police Department (WPD) responded to reports of shots fired in the 1400 block of Corbett Street just after 10 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered damaged property and located Burns nearby. According to the police,"Burns resisted when officers attempted to investigate what he was concealing. "He was subsequently arrestedand charged with carrying a concealed weapon and resisting, delaying, and obstructing an officer.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the ongoing concern of gun violence in residential areas, which can have a significant impact on community safety and quality of life. As the investigation continues, it may shed light on the root causes of such incidents and inform strategies to prevent them in the future.

The WPD's investigation into the shooting remains ongoing. In a statement released on Friday night, the department announced that their initial findings determined Burns was not directly involved in the shooting incident that prompted the police response.

Corbett Street, where the shooting took place, is a residential area located just a few blocks from downtown Wilmington. The neighborhood has seen occasional instances of gun violence in recent years, though authorities have not indicated whether this incident is connected to any prior events.

As the WPD continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting, no further details have been released regarding potential suspects, motives, or the extent of the property damage. Burns remains in custody, with the concealed weapon and resisting officer charges pending, despite not being directly implicated in the shooting itself at this stage of the investigation.