One dead, one injured in overnight Wilmington Shooting

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WILMINGTON (DE): A 29 year-old Dover man is dead and a 29 year-old Philadelphia woman was seriously injured in a shooting that occurred just blocks from downtown Wilmington just before 10:00 p.m. last night.

Wilmington police say that they received calls about shots fired at 7th & N. Tatnall Street Wednesday night. Officers who were on patrol responded to the scene and located two gunshot victims. Both victims were transported to an area hospital where the 29 year-old Dover man was pronounced dead, and the 29 year-old Philadelphia woman was in stable condition.

Meanwhile, at the crime scene, police cordoned the scene with yellow tape and N. Tatnall Street was closed off between 7th & 8th Streets while they investigated. Homicide investigators arrived on the scene around 10:30 p.m.

Police ask that anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Matt Geiser at (302) 576-3667. You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or

DID YOU KNOW… The Wilmington Police Department Victim Services Unit is available to provide support, information and referrals to those who are victims of crime, and can be reached at (302) 576-3622. Additionally, the WPD Youth Response Unit is available to provide free counseling and services to children and their families who have been exposed to potentially traumatizing events, and can be reached at (302) 576-3183.

Story highlights

  • Two people shot near downtown Wilmington.
  • Victims from Dover and Philadelphia.
  • Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Matt Geiser at (302) 576-3667.

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