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Just In: Man Found On The Sidewalk Shot In The Head

On Thursday, 9 November 2017, at approximately 12:13 am, Wilmington Police were summoned to the 500 block of S. Franklin Street regarding a person who had been shot, according to police.

Officials said upon their arrival, officers located an 18-year old male on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot to his head.

New Castle County paramedics treated the victim on scene, then he was transported via ambulance to the Christiana Hospital. Just before 1:00am the victim succumbed to his injury.

The male victim has been identified as JUSTIN MCDERMOTT, 18, of WILMINGTON.

This is an on-going investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Joe Bucksner. Or, if preferred, any anyone with information may contact DELAWARE CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via email:

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