Gunshots Ring Out Early This Morning, One In Hospital

Wilmington – On May 08, 2017 at approximately 12:53 a.m., Wilmington Police Officer’s responded to the area of 23rd and N. Market Street in reference to a Shot Spotter Notification of gunfire in the area.

Arriving officer’s located evidence of a shooting scene in the unit block of E.23rd Street, however, no victim could be located. Minutes later a police officer on a separate investigation at the Wilmington Hospital Emergency Room notified police dispatchers that a shooting victim had arrived at the hospital via private vehicle.

The victim, a 36-year-old male was suffering from a gunshot wound to his right, shoulder area and is in stable condition. The circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation. Anyone with information relative to this investigation is asked to call Detective Jeffrey Dickerson at 302-576-3961.

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