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Police: Man critically injured in Wilson shooting

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Police say a 22-year-old is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times Saturday morning.

Officers responded to the 400 block of Hines Street regarding a shooting shortly before 6:30 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Tyqwane M. Ruffin of Wilson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Ruffin was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where he was listed in critical condition, Stroud said.

No arrests have been made, but police said they are continuing to investigate the case. No suspect information was disclosed Monday.

This is the second shooting in three days where a person was injured.

On Thursday, police responded to an 11:20 p.m. shots-fired call in the 1100 block of Rountree Avenue. As officers checked the area, they found Marquise Tingle of Wilson near the intersection of Woodard Avenue and New Bern Street suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. Tingle was also taken to Vidant Medical Center for his injuries. No arrests have been made in that case, but police are investigating.

Police ask anyone with information in either incident to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or report information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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