Wilmington Police investigating two shootings in less than five hours

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Two people who were shot in less than five hours a part are in stable condition at a local area hospital police say.

WILMINGTON (DE) 02/04/21: Wilmington Police say just after 1:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of North Claymont Street to investigate a shooting after a 31-year-old male gunshot victim arrived at a local hospital in stable condition. While the details are unknown, police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Charles Puit at (302) 576-3628.

Then just before 6:00 p.m. Police were summoned to another scene at in the 600 block of West 27th Street. Officers arrived and located a 13-year-old male gunshot victim who was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Police say anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Detective Brendan Wham at (302) 576-3661.

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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