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3 Dead in Latest State to Suffer Mass Shooting

Police say at least 7 were shot early Saturday at house party in Wilmington, NC,
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2021 7:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Following a gunman's rampage in Orange, Calif., on Wednesday that left four dead, CNN noted that mass shooting was one of 20 since the Atlanta spa shootings in mid-March. Now, yet another one to add to the list. Police say at least seven people were shot early Saturday at a house party in Wilmington, NC, leaving three dead and four injured, per WECT. After the shooting, which took place soon after midnight, police Chief Donny Williams said the general public didn't appear to be any danger and that law enforcement was working on trying to ID suspects.

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Police also they also don't yet have a motive pinned down. It's not clear what the conditions are of the injured. "Our hearts go out to all affected by this senseless violence," a public information officer says in a release, asking members of the public to come forward if they have any info on the shooting, per the Wilmington Star-News. The number to call is 910-343-3609, or people can text an anonymous tip to 847411 by including the keyword "WPDNC." (Read more mass shootings stories.)

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