A man is in custody after an attack that claimed the lives of a mother and her child.
Wilmington PD believe the mother and child were killed and two other were seriously wounded before 6:30 a.m. in the Greentree apartment complex.
Police responded to an assault call in the 4700 block of Greentree Road. When they got to the scene, they saw a man outside one of the units, he had his hands behind his back. Officers ordered him to show his hands and that’s when he tossed his gun.
Police were able to take the suspect into custody.
A deceased 35-year-old woman and her one-year-old child were found dead in a car. There was also an injured three-year-old in the car.
An injured woman was found outside the car. The three-year-old and the injured woman were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
At this time, no names have been released. Wilmington Police were on the scene Saturday gathering information.