The gunfire occurred on South 11th Street late Tuesday. Shooting linked to ongoing feud in wake of Memorial Day death.
WILMINGTON - Wilmington police are investigating a shooting late Tuesday night that injured a woman in the 1500 block of South 11th Street.
The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. ShotSpotter picked up the gunshots, according to a police release. Witnesses at the scene said several shots were exchanged between a car and a man on the street. Meaka Jones, 28, was walking nearby, according to witnesses and was hit in the crossfire. She was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, according to the release.
Sources said Tuesday’s shooting is part of the ongoing violence in the wake of the death of Fuquan Wright.
Wright, 23, was killed on Memorial Day. Since his death, a teenager was stabbed, Darrell Atkinson, 47, was killed on North 11 Street and Tuesday Jones was injured in the cross fire, according to people familiar with the incidents. The retaliatory attacks started after a series of derogatory social media posts about Wright, sources said. A source familiar with Tuesday’s incident said the gunman targeted the area because it was a hangout spot. Jones was not the target.
The investigation is on-going, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department via 911, at 910-343-3609 or anonymously submit a tip via Text-A-Tip. Send “Tip708” and the information to 274637 (CRIMES).
Reporter Kevin Maurer can be reached at 910-343-2070 or Kevin.Maurer@GateHouseMedia.com.