NEW HANOVER – Just before 10:30 p.m., Deputies responded to the report of a subject shot in the area of 2500 Oakley Road. The initial call to 911 provided a 25-year old male was shot while walking down Oakley Road and was being transported, by vehicle, to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. In an attempt to locate the crime scene, Deputies discovered a vehicle (still warm to the touch) at the victim’s residence. Evidence indicated the victim was seated in the driver’s seat when shot. The victim told witnesses he was walking down Oakley Road when a black male walked up behind him and shot him, but did not provide a reason or suspect description. At the hospital, the victim refused to cooperate with Detectives in providing suspect information. With conflicting information, this incident remains under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes avaliable.
As of this morning, the victim remains in stable condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.