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Wilmington Police Now Say 16-Year-Old Was Not Shot

Earlier today, Wilmington Police reported an investigation that began Monday evening after a 16-year-old male was transported to the hospital by private vehicle for what was initially reported to investigators as a possible gunshot wound.

Police now say that after further investigation they have determined that the 16-year-old victim was not struck by gunfire.

The nature of his injuries, as well as the location of the incident, remain under investigation, and further updates will be provided as they become available, police said in a statement.

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On Monday, January 28, at approximately 7:31 pm, Wilmington Police responded to the 900 block of N. Walnut Street for a ‘shots fired’ complaint.

Upon their arrival, police were told that a victim was already at an area hospital. Officers responded to the hospital and located a 16-year old boy suffering from a “possible gunshot wound”.

He was treated and is currently listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact Detective Joe Wicks at (302) 576-3654, or you may contact DELAWARE CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via their website:

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