Two people were hospitalized Wednesday following a night of gun violence in the city of Wilmington.
WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A night of gun violence has left three people hospitalized Wednesday night. One of the victims was critically wounded. Two others arrived at hospitals in stable condition.
As we previously reported, it was around 8:00 p.m. when the first gunshots rang out at the Kingswood Community Center as dozens of people gathered to watch a softball game, socialize, and picnicked in the park on a nice and mild summer afternoon.
A 24-Year-Old man was critically wounded and it was just the beginning of a night of terror on the city, as Wilmington would record two more shootings within five hours.
It was two hours later, around 10:15 p.m., when police were dispatched to Pleasant and N. Franklin Streets for a report of another shooting.
Officers arrived and began searching for evidence to confirm the shooting and search for a victim. They found only evidence – cars riddled with bullet holes at Lancaster and N. Franklin Street, but they couldn’t find a victim.
Delaware Newsline arrived at the scene as investigators began their search for a victim, clues, and information about the shooting. They found only evidence of a shooting. That was until Christiana Hospital notified them that a 25-year-old man arrived at their hospital and was in stable condition.
According to police communications, a police officer was sent to the hospital and the victim told police that a dark colored car with a white female shot at him. As the victim was left shot on the side of the street, a passerby picked him up and took him to Christiana Hospital.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective Brendan Wham at (302) 576-3661.
Then police was called around 1:30 a.m. to the 200 block of N. Rodney Street. Officers located a 19-year-old man who arrived at a hospital in stable condition. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective John O’Connor at (302) 576-3619.
The shootings marks the 73rd shooting incident this year in a city that has been plaque with gun violence for years. 14 of those shot this year in the city have died. June has already seen 21 shooting incidents so far.
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.