WILMINGTON (DE): Wilmington Police are investigating the shooting of a 22 year-old man who was found with a gunshot wound when they arrived just before 5:00 P.M in the 2200 block of N. Locust Street in Wilmington.
According to a police release, “Police located a 22-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital and is listed in stable condition.”
Six people have been shot in Wilmington since Monday; city officials say little about the violence and Sunday’s shooting caps the 8th shooting. Four of the victims were 20 years old or younger.
The shooting incidents are ongoing and Wilmington Police say they cannot provide any more information about them at this time. According to police spokesman, David Karas, “In the wake of any shooting incident, we gather, share and leverage intelligence among our various divisions and units as we develop response plans and work to identify those responsible and prevent future incidents.”
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki was attending a community concert event at the time of the shooting with some members of city council present. We reached out to his office as well as the 3rd district city council member for comment.
This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Anthony Ford at (302) 576-3606. You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.