Man In Critical After Being Shot In Wilmington

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Wilmington – On August 28, 2017 at approximately 8:07 pm, a Uniform Services Division officer assigned to “C” Platoon was on foot patrol in the unit Block of E 23rd Street. As the officer was walking in an easterly direction, he heard several gunshots coming from the 100 Block of E. 23rd Street.

The officer, immediately radioed dispatch and with the assistance of additional police units, established a perimeter. The officer’s located a crime scene in the 100 block of E. 23rd Street, as well as a vehicle struck by gunfire in the 200 block of E. 23rd Street, however no victim or suspect was located, according to police.

As officer’s were securing the scene, dispatch was notified that a 24-year-old male shooting victim had arrived via private vehicle to the Wilmington Hospital Emergency Room suffering from a gunshot wound to his left torso area. The victim is described as in critical but stable condition.

The circumstances surrounding this shooting incident remain under investigation. Anyone with information relative to this investigation is asked to call Detective Michael Wilkerson at 302-576-3638. Information may also be left on the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip-Line at 1-800-TIP-3333, or email www.delawarecrimestoppers.org. Citizens may also TEXT a Tip to NIXLE at 888777.

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