Two Teens Charged In July 25th Double Shooting

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Wilmington Police have arrested and charged two juveniles for gun offenses following a shooting incident.

On July 25 at approximately 6:37 p.m., police were dispatched to the unit block of Jensen Drive in reference to a shooting incident that had occurred. Police located a 15-year-old male gunshot victim and a 16-year-old male gunshot victim who were both transported to the hospital in stable condition.

As police officers were responding to the scene, they observed several juveniles attempting to flee the area, and two 16-year-old male suspects were taken into custody, officials said Tuesday. Police also recovered a .40-caliber handgun with an extended magazine.

The first 16-year-old male suspect has been charged with the following offenses:
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 Counts)
Resisting Arrest
The juvenile was arraigned in New Castle County Family Court and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $8,500 secured bail.

The second 16-year-old male suspect has been charged with the following offenses:
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
Resisting Arrest
He was arraigned in New Castle County Family Court and released after posting $6,000 secured bail.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Hayman at (302) 576-3963.

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