16-Year-Old arrives at hospital after being shot in Wilmington

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Police say the teen is in stable condition at a local hospital after arriving there with a gunshot wound.

WILMINGTON (DE): Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting after a 16-year-old boy was shot just after 5:00 p.m. in Wilmington’s Eastside.

According to police, a 16-year-old boy arrived at a local hospital after he was shot in the 500 block of East eight street in Wilmington.

Police did not release any other details about the incident but said the teen is in stable condition.

The pandemic may have slowed life down a bit for some Delawareans and it may have even changed the way we carry ourselves every day but one thing for sure, it did not slow down the gun violence.

To date, our database shows that there has been at least 30 people killed and over 140 injuries relating to gun violence in the city of Wilmington.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Kevin Murphy at (302) 576-3972.

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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