After Newark triple shooting, three more injured in Wilmington gun violence

After three people were shot Sunday morning, killing one and injuring two others, another triple shooting occurs in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: The shooting, which occurred Sunday night, injured three people in the 700 block of N. Jefferson Street around 8:50 p.m.

Patrol officers and first responders arrived at the scene and located three victims. A 20-year-old, an 18-year-old , and a 22-year-old – all males. All three were transported to a local area hospital in stable condition after being treated on the scene by EMS and medics. 

“This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible.,” said Dave Karas, Wilmington Police Communications Director.

It was just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday when officers from multiple police departments were dispatched to the unit block of Louis Court in Salem Woods for a report of a shooting. Arriving officers and medics located three shooting victims. In spite of their best efforts, one 22-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were treated at the scene by EMS and New Castle County Paramedics before being transported to Christiana Hospital.

“A second victim, a 17-year-old male, was struck by gun fire multiple times and was transported to Christiana Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.,” Said police spokesman Michel Eckerd. “The third victim, a 19-year-old male, was also transported to Christiana hospital with a gunshot wound and was also listed in stable condition.”

Karas is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Derek Haines at (302) 576-3656. 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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