3 dead, 4 hurt after mass shooting during house party in Wilmington

Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 8:49 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 3, 2021 at 9:43 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WITN) - At least three people are dead and four are injured after a shooting that happened during a house party in Wilmington Friday night.

According to Wilmington Police, seven people were shot in a house near 7th and Kidder Streets around midnight.

WECT reported police have released the names of the victims.

22-year-old Zieyah Wade, 21-year old Shamir Jones, and a 16-year-old female (who’s name is being withheld due to her age) were killed in the shooting early Saturday morning. Keyshawn James (21), Zykeria Crawford (19), Valery Orelus (18), and Zymiryon Atkins (18), were injured during the incident but survived. They are being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The Wilmington Police Department’s Public Affairs Officer Jessican Williams said all other details of the shooting are still under investigation at this time, noting that detectives recovered several firearms at the scene, WECT reports.

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