Teen Shot Near Busy Intersection

Police in a North Carolina coastal city are seeking information that will help solve the shooting of a teenager near a heavily traveled downtown intersection.

The Wilmington Star-News reports that 17-year-old Tyshawn L. Gause of Wilmington was the city's first homicide this year. Gause was shot about midnight Saturday and died about 12 hours later in a hospital.

Police have knocked on doors in the neighborhood seeking anyone who may have heard shots. Officers also have talked to the victim's family about any enemies the teen may have had.

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  • by S Location: ENC on Jul 14, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    To Bill::What Greenville are you from? This NC Greenville is also known as Gangville and if you feel safe here,I wonder about you....Its at least as bad as Rocky Mount or anywhere else in the east for that matter....Go to the ER one night,you'll see for yourself..
  • by ED Nurse Location: Greenville on Jul 14, 2009 at 01:28 AM
    To Bill: What are you talking about when you say Greenville is "nice and safe?" Yeah right, come to the Emergency Department at PCMH....you will see how safe it is here.
  • by the rookie Location: g-vegas on Jul 13, 2009 at 09:31 PM
    some many shootings here lately no wonder they only emotion is when one says "another one bites the dust"....sad sad sad
  • by AZ Location: NC on Jul 13, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    To Bill: Stop your whining already!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 13, 2009 at 04:29 PM
    Barlow: sooner or later minority kids and parents are going to have to take responsibility for them selves. There are lots of minority kids that have overcome the ghetto and housing project mentality to become productive citizens. Education is almost free, college can be gained with good grades, the only thing needed is "the desire to succeed". Now that said the other thing is: "you can't hold a job while holding up your pants".
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Jul 13, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    All schools, all neighborhoods aren't created equal. It is just not true that we all start out from the same place. That isn't an excuse for doing wrong, it just means we don't all have the same opportunities. A lot of kids are born into bad situations, you all know that. It is inspiring to see a good kid come out of a bad place, but it is just more the exception than the rule.
  • by David Location: Havelock on Jul 13, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    I remember when I was 17. At midnight I better be home or else I would be in trouble. Yep, I am over 50
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Jul 13, 2009 at 11:27 AM
    Can't move to Wilmington,too dangerous, can't move to Raleigh, just had several shootings,can't move to Wilson or Sharpsburg, they shoot at each other and forget about Rocky Mount,I think i'll stay in Greenville were its nice and safe.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 13, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    MrT, like so many times in the past, you are precisely on point. It is not just a free public education from K through graduate school, it is also free rent, food, health care, transportation, utilities, entertainment, dental care and spending cash. It is mind numbing that someone could be as naive as barslow. With all of that free, steady, structured support from the beginning and throughout, how can these people have all of these problems?
  • by Worried for the Future Location: Eastern NC on Jul 13, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    My wife teaches at a low income school in eastern nc. She can tell you first hand though even in elementary school, the ones giving all the trouble are the kids whose parents don't care if they come home or not. The rest might later on but it is seen early on, and it is most of the time the parents fault.
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