Amid Delaware’s coronavirus outbreak and a reduction in crime throughout Delaware, police investigate a shooting that occurred Thursday evening.
Wilmington (DE): With a reduction in crime all across the state since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Wilmington Police are investigating their first shooting incident that occurred early last night in the city.
According to police spokesman David Karas, Police say that officers located a 14-year-old gunshot victim shortly after 8:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of N. Monroe Street Thursday evening.
Karas said the teen was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.
The last shooting that occurred in the city of Wilmington was on Tuesday March 17th. That’s when police located a 25-year-old male gunshot victim in the 300 block of W.37th Street. This location is not far from last nights shooting incident. That victim was also transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Police are still investigating and no arrests have been made.
All around the country since the coronavirus outbreak, crime appears to be at a much lower rate.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Wilkerson at (302) 576-3638. You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.
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.