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Two Wilmington shootings minutes from each other leaves one man dead and another in critical condition

Wilmington Police are investigating two shootings minutes a part from each other that left one man dead and another hanging onto life.

WILMINGTON (DE): Wilmington Police say the two shootings were exactly five minutes a part from each other are investigating two shootings that have left one man dead and another in critical condition.

Police say the first shooting happened at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Delaware Avenue. Responding officers located a 21-year-old male gunshot victim. He was treated at the scene by EMS and was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police ask that anyone with information about the shooting incident to contact Detective Justin Kane at (302) 576-3961.

On Thursday, police identified the victim as 21-year-old Shareef Hamilton.

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Then at 11:52 p.m. police was called to the 800 block of West 7th Street. Officers located a 35-year-old male gunshot victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition after being treated at the scene by EMS. Police ask that anyone with information about the shooting incident to contact Detective Michael Hayman at (302) 576-3963.

This marks the 17th shooting incident in Wilmington since September 1, 2020 that have left seven people dead and ten injured. The most recent shooting incident was just two days ago that left a 28 and 23-year-old men in stable condition after being shot in the 2400 block of N. Tatnall Streets.

Last year 6 people were injured and five killed in Wilmington Gun Violence during this same period. It’s unknown what is spiking the violence.

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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.
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