Five of them, police say, are validated gang members.
On the surface, that is what we know about these incidents. Police say out of the 25 shootings since November 10th, several were connected and others were isolated incidents. Even after arrests, community members informed WWAY they believed gunfire was still being heard in parts of north Wilmington.
Arabian, like many, is saddened to see the recent increase in gunfire and violence around areas of Wilmington where he knows that it happens all too often.
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Since November 2nd, police have reported more than half a dozen people have been injured in shootings. He says the impacts from Florence and desperation into the holidays could be playing a role in the crimes. Arabian says all too often, the issue is not only gangs, but the ease for offenders to obtain illegal firearms. In fact several people arrested by WPD face charges of illegally possessing a firearm. For Hickman, he also agrees a conversation needs to be started or reignited.
Those charged by police range from 17 to 54 years old. It also spre fear.
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