Contractor Gunned Down In Wilmington Was Rebuilding His Life

Dupree A. Burrough
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One of the Delmarva Power contactors that was shot on Monday was rebuilding his life, around according to news reports.

In June of 2018, 31-year-old Dupree  Burroughs was released after serving a 10-year sentence for a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the now-defunct Pharos Night Club on  South Market Street.  When Burroughs was released he got a job and was working to support his children, according to news reports.

When asked by WDEL if she thought her grandson was a target after spending time in prison, Burrough’s grandmother responded: “I don’t know. He was at work.”, WDEL reported Friday.

On Monday afternoon, Burroughs and a coworker were found shot at approximately 1:30  by Wilmington Police officers. The two were quickly transported to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital by ambulance with New Castle County Paramedics accompanying. Burroughs was reportedly being treated for at least twelve gunshot wounds, according to initial reports from the scene.
On Wednesday Wilmington Police reported that Burroughs had succumbed to his injuries. The other victim is listed in stable condition.

Both men were shot while they were working on a gas main modernization project in Wilmington. They were part of a crew of contractors were installing a new gas main and service lines to homes and businesses near 1807 W 2nd Street, according to a statement released by Delmarva Power.

Police have released few details surrounding the case.

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