Police identify 19-year-old killed in a day of gun violence across Wilmington

Gun violence took over the city of Wilmington Saturday and while there are many questions as to why the uptick in gun violence and what the city is doing about it, many of our questions are not being answered.

WILMINGTON (DE): After three people were injured in gun violence earlier Saturday, a 19-year-old man was the latest victim to Wilmington’s gun violence.

Police say the latest victim was shot and killed in the 200 block of South Harrison Street around 7:00 p.m.

The victim, originally not identified died after arriving at a local hospital, police say. He was identified Sunday morning as 19-year-old Taquan Davis.

This brings the first gun violence death since September 9, 2020 when three people died.

Earlier Saturday, three people were shot in a matter of three hours. Two of those victims are in stable condition, the other in critical condition.

It’s unknown if the three shooting incidents are related and Wilmington Police will not collaborate on the shooting investigations.

Delaware Newsline reached out to Wilmington Police asking for comment from Chief Robert Tracey but have not heard back.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Mackenzie Kirlin at (302) 576-3653. 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.

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