Police Release Details Of Two Overnight Shootings

Last evening, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Wilmington officers were in the area of W. 7th and N. Washington Streets when they heard multiple gunshots in the area.

Upon conducting an area search, officers located a 36-year-old male in the 700 Blk. W. 5th Street suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

The victim was transported to Christiana ER in stable condition, and the investigation is ongoing.

Approximately five minutes later at 9:40, officers responded to Taylor and N. Spruce Streets regarding a second shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 34-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

He was also transported to Christiana ER in stable condition.

Information received is that the victim was entering a corner store when an unknown subject began firing, striking the victim in the leg.

Police are investigating both incidents and ask anyone with details to contact them or Crime Stoppers.

Breaking Report

Wilmington – Just after 9:30 last evening, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Wilmington Police and rescue crews responded to West 7th Street and Monroe Street for reports of a shooting.

Less than five minutes after the first shooting, crews were dispatched to the 800 block N Spruce Street for a second shooting.

Reports from the scene indicate that the first patient from Monroe was transported to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital in Stanton and the second patient from the Spruce Street incident was transported to Wilmington ER.

These latest shootings come just one day after 19-year-old Grayson Ewell was shot and killed on Clayton Steet in Wilmington’s Hilltop neighborhood. That shooting was the first in almost a month.

Police have not released any details regarding either shooting at this time.

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