Wilmington Police Charge Two In Juvenile Shooting Investigation

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Wilmington Police have made two arrests in connection with the shooting incident that took place yesterday afternoon.

At 12:57 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police were dispatched to the 400 block of Queen Street in reference to a shooting that had occurred. Police located a 15-year-old male gunshot victim who was transported to the hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Although reports from the scene indicate that the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police say investigators determined that the victim was shot accidentally.

During the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division identified two 15-year-old male suspects and took both them into custody without incident, police said Friday.

The first 15-year-old male was charged with the following offenses:

Assault 1st
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
Tampering with Evidence

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $111,500 cash-only bail.

The second 15-year-old male was charged with the following offenses:
Tampering with Evidence
Providing False Statements to Law Enforcement with Intent to Hinder an Investigation

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $3,000 cash-only bail.

Original Story

Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at approximately 12:57 p.m. in the 400 block of Queen Street, according to authorities.

Officials said officers located a 15-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds at that location, however, they did not elaborate on the incident.

Reports from the scene indicate that the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to an area children’s hospital trauma center with very serious injuries. Police say the boy is listed in stable condition at this time.

Officials are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Matthew Geiser at (302) 576-3667.

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