Wilmington Police are investigating another fatal shooting incident that occurred in Wilmington Sunday night.
WILMINGTON (DE): It’s been a violent weekend in Wilmington as two people have died, three others injured, one of them critically in a weekend of gun violence that spread across the city.
Police say the latest shooting incident happened in the city’s west side just before 11:15 p.m. in the 1700 block of Tulip Street.
Police say they located a 34-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police on Monday identified him as 34-year-old Calvin Peterson.
This marks the end to a weekend of gun violence in the city. It was Saturday morning around 10:30 a.m. when the gun violence all began.
Wilmington Police were called to the scene of a shooting in the 500 block of South Locust Street. In the city’s Southbridge neighborhood. Police say there was no victim at the scene because he arrived at a local hospital. Police identified him as a 20-year-old male and say he is listed in stable condition.
Then around 12:30 p.m., Police arrived on the scene of a shooting at Taylor & Pine Streets Police say that victim also arrived at a local hospital and have been identified as a 32-year-old male. Police said he was listed in stable condition.
Meanwhile, investigators at the scene at Taylor & Pine Street shooting, were diverted as shots rang out in the 2300 block of N. Pine street. Police say that victim also arrived at a local hospital and have been identified as a 22-year-old male. Sadly, police say he is in critical condition.
It’s unknown if the three shooting incidents are related and Wilmington Police will not collaborate on the shooting investigations. We spoke to police spokesman David Karas, who said, “As with any shooting incident that occurs, our investigators work to gather and leverage intelligence to identify those responsible, and to take steps to prevent further violence.”
So how does the city enhance public safety in Wilmington? Karas said, “Our department’s strategies of intelligence-led policing; community policing and district integrity; CompStat; Group Violence Intervention; and the integration of NIBIN ballistic and firearm tracing and analysis are all components of our overall efforts to enhance public safety in Wilmington.”
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Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Brandon Mosley at (302) 576-3646.
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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.