2 INJURED AT SHOOTING FOR AIR JORDAN RELEASE IN WILMINGTON
There was another sneaker related shooting yesterday in Wilmington, or was it really sneaker related? Honestly the media makes it sound like it is, but those around the sneaker release make it sound like it was just the wrong place at the wrong time. It wasn’t a traditional “campout” for the sneakers because they did a raffle before hand, so the people who lined up were those who actually won the sneakers. Regardless if this was sneaker related or not, we wish the victims a safe recovery.
Info about the shooting today was posted HERE:
WILMINGTON — Two people were shot outside a Wilmington store this morning while they were camped out waiting for the release of a new Nike Air Jordan sneaker.
The shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. outside the Villa store, 605 N. Market St., according to reports from the scene.
About a dozen people were camped out waiting for the store to open with the release of the Air Jordan V “Bel-Air,” which sells for $185 a pair.
A line of about 30 people remained at opening time, but several – who declined to give their names – said the shooting had nothing to do with the new sneaker.
“They gave out all the tickets for the men’s shoes last week,” said one man, who stood in line with his dog. “This had nothing to do with that. I was here. It just gives the place a bad name. They were nearby, but it had nothing to do with this.”
Mecca Griffin, who was with her 8-year-old son, Joseph, said she was trying to get to the next-door Crazy Discount Store for hair supplies, but the area was closed off for a while.
“We don’t worry about things like sneakers – they’re not worth that,” she said. “They’re not that important.”
One man, who said he had been in line since 5 a.m. – but said he saw nothing and declined to give his name – explained why he was waiting for the new shoe.
“Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan.”
He was next in the door.
A security guard posted at the door said the manager was very busy and not available for comment this morning.
Both victims were being treated at hospitals.
City police are on the scene investigating the shooting.
Beth Miller contributed to this report.