WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Two people are dead, three have been injured, and the number of close calls is too high to count accurately at this time. All are a result of gun violence.
To boot the shock factor of it all, these statistics, which have been called "unprecedented" in the city of Wilmington, are all from the single month of June.
More than 65 shootings have been picked up by Shot Spotter technology so far this month, and at least 20 calls were made in just one weekend.
Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said authorities are dealing with gangs on two sides of town who are both claiming to be of the same "Blood" affiliation. He attributes most of the recent violence to retaliations for previous crimes.
Thursday, Evangelous, clergy members and community supporters are held a cease fire conference in the Hillcrest community. They're asking gang members to cease fire for 90 days.