Wilmington Shooting Victim Total Hits 50 Overnight

Wilmington – On March 29, 2017 at approximately 2:11 am, Wilmington Police Officer’s responded to the 2500 block of N. Heald Street in reference to a Shot Spotter notification of gunfire.

Arriving officer’s located evidence of a shooting scene, however no victim. At approximately 4:54 am this morning, a 19-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his right foot arrived at the Wilmington Emergency Room via personal vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was shot in the 2500 block of N. Heald Street.

The circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation. Anyone with information relative to this investigation is asked to call Detective William Ball at 302-576-3962.

The rash of shootings promoted the Mayor to call for an emergency meeting this morning with the Wilmington Police Chief.

“It is deeply disturbing each time there is news of another brutal act of violence in our city. While we are working with others on longer-term solutions, once again we must turn to our law enforcement community to protect us from those who seem so indifferent to society’s behavioral norms. I will meet with Chief Cummings in the morning to discuss what more can be done to identify and capture the worst violent offenders. The joint police task force continues to deploy in our City and continues to make progress in an atmosphere that reminds us each day there is just so much more to do.” Purzycki said in a statement released last night.