Two Shot In Less Than An Hour, One Dead, One Hospitalized

Wilmington Police are investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the 500 block of Pine Street.

Officials said police officers arrived to find a 17-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Less than an hour later at approximately 7:56 p.m. officers learned that an 18-year-old male gunshot victim had arrived at the hospital and was listed in stable condition. They believe that incident occurred in the 1000 block of West 7th Street.

Anyone with information about the first incident is encouraged to contact Detective Steven Bender at (302) 576-3621.

Anyone with information about the second incident is encouraged to contact Detective Anthony Ford at (302) 576-3606.

You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at ‪1-800-TIP-3333‬ or ‪delawarecrimestoppers.org‬.

The Wilmington Police Department Victim Services Unit is available to provide support, information and referrals to those who are victims of crime, and can be reached at ‪(302) 576-3622‬. Additionally, the WPD Youth Response Unit is available to provide free counseling and services to children and their families who have been exposed to potentially traumatizing events, and can be reached at ‪(302) 576-3183‬.

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