WILMINGTON

Woman shot and killed outside of Wilmington-area mall

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WFXB) – Investigators are are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a woman outside a popular mall in Wilmington over the weekend. Authorities say Catherine Ruth Ballard was rushed to the hospital after she was shot in the Independence Mall parking lot Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old died from her injuries a few hours later. Detectives are…