Wilmington Shooting Report – September 25 – Oct 1, 2017

Wilmington Police File


On Monday, 25 September 2017, at approximately 11:08 pm, Wilmington Police responded to the 2600 block of N. Harrison Street in reference to a 25-year-old male, who sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm and left side of his torso.

The male victim was treated on scene by New Castle County paramedics, then was trasported via ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where he underwent surgery. At the time of the incident the victim was not able to be interviewed.

The suspect, a light skinned black male, approximately 6′-6’2″ tall, fled in an unknown direction.

Tips:  Detective Steven Bender at (302) 576-3962


On Tuesday, September, 26 2017, at approximately 7:38 pm, Wilmington Police responded to 37th and N. Monroe Streets in reference to a 24-year-old male victim who sustained a single gun shot wound to his left upper thigh.

The male victim was attempting to sell his motor bike to the two male suspects and met the suspects in the block. As the male victim was showing the suspects his motor bike one of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the motor bike, according to police. When the vicitm refused, the suspect with the handgun shot the victim, added police.

The suspects, described as two black males, late teens, early 20s in age fled on foot, out of sight.

The vicim was treated on scene by New Castle County Paramedics then he was transported, via ambulance, to St. Francis Hospital for further treatment and is listed in stable condition.

Tips:   Detective Anthony Ford at (302) 576-3606. 


(Fatal) On Thursday, September, 28  2017, at approximately 12:12 am, Wilmington Police responded to the 4300 block of Miller Road with regard to a 33-year-old male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to his head.

The male victim was seated in the driver seat of an idling vehicle. The male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Forensic Services Unit responded to process the crime scene.

The victim’s family have been notified and are currently being interviewed by investigators.

Tips:   Detective Joe Bucksner at (302) 576-3629


The Delaware State Police (DSP) are investigating an Saturday shooting that occurred at an area bar, according to (DSP) Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier  said the incident was reported by medical personnel around 12:00 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 after a 42-year-old male drove himself to a Wilmington area hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The investigation revealed the male victim was in his automobile in the parking lot of Sweet Daddy’s Bar, located at 3806 Governor Printz Boulevard, when he was shot by an unknown subject. The victim then drove himself to the hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening wound.

No suspect information is available at this time and the investigation into this incident is currently on-going. Further information will be provided as the investigation progresses.

Tips:  Detective S. Rizzo at 302-365-8440.

On Saturday, 30 September 2017, at approximately 1:10 am, Wilmington Police responded to the 1200 block of Lobdell Street with regard to a SHOT SPOTTER notification.

Upon the officers arrival a shooting scene was located in the block. Several spent shell casings were located on the street. An exterior gas main was struck and a parked motor vehicle were also struck by gunfire.

Further investigation revealed several more spent shell casings located on the street at Lobdell and Claymont Streets and additional spent shell casings were located at Apple and Claymont Streets.

While police were continuing to locate additional evidence they were alerted that a 26 year old male victim had arrived at the Wilmington Hospital by private vehicle.

The male victim sustained a gunshot wound to his right thigh. He was treated and is listed in stable conditon.

Witnesses are being interviewed. There is no suspect information or description.

Tips:  Detective Michael Hayman at (302) 576-3963


Wilmington Police are currently on scene of an apparent shooting, which occurred in 30th and N. Market Streets at approximately 11:45 pm, Today. Sunday October 1, 2017.

Preliminary reports indicate that at least two victims have been shot by gun fire.

Further information regarding this incident will be forthcoming.

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