Police Identify Man Killed In 4th Of July Double Shooting

Police have identified the victim who succumbed to his injuries after the 4th of July double shooting as 35-year-old Abel Rivera-Mojica.

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Wilmington Police are investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred at approximately 9:01 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of North Clayton Street.

Initially, crews were dispatched to  Delamore Place where they found a man shot with superficial wounds according to radio reports.  While on scene Wilmington Police advised that additional crews, dispatched to  4th and Clayton, were performing CPR on a gunshot victim.

Police said that a 35-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A 16-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Sources tell First State Update that the double shooting occurred during a Fourth of July block party.

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

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

Another man was shot earlier in the evening at 29th and Washington Street on Saturday.

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