Wilmington Police Investigating 30th Fatal Shooting, 2020 Saw 30 For The Year

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Wilmington Police are investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred at approximately 1:56 Sunday morning in the 1500 block of West 3rd Street.

Police said they located 20-year-old  Marquis Lopez Jr. suffering from gunshot wounds. Lopez was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

This shooting death brings the total number of Wilmington shooting deaths to 30 for 2021. In 2020 the number of people shot to death in Wilmington was 30.

This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Joseph Wicks (302) 576-3654.

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