Five people are dead and three others were injured in a night of violence throughout Wilmington, police said in a news release.
WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Wilmington Police are investigating three separate shootings that occurred throughout the city Monday night that left five people dead and three others injured.
The first shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. in the 600 block of N. Monroe Street. Patrol officers located a 32-year-old man at a local area hospital, succumbed to his injuries. While at the hospital, police say they also located a 33-year-old man who was in stable condition.
Police said on Tuesday that the victim has been identified as Kevin Thompson.
This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Brandon Mosley at (302) 576-3646.
The second shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of W. 2nd Street. Police say patrol officers located a 30-year-old female and a 19-year-old female, who were located at the scene and had succumbed to their injuries. Police also located a 12-year-old female gunshot victim, who arrived at the hospital in stable condition.
“The suspect in this incident, a 32-year-old male, was found dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. This incident is believed to have been domestic in nature.,” Said Dave Karas, Police Communications Director for Wilmington Police.
On Thursday July 29, 2021, police identified the two victims as 30-year-old McKenzie Horn and 19-year-old Jayda Reed.
This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Steven Bender at (302) 576-3621.
The third shooting happened around 10:00 p.m. in the 2400 block of N. Jessup Street. police say patrol officers located a 28-year-old male, who was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police also located a 22-year-old male gunshot victim, who arrived at the hospital in stable condition.
Police on Tuesday identified the victim as Jawaun Shockley.
This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Mackenzie Kirlin at (302) 576-3653.
On Tuesday, while at the ribbon-cutting for a brand new playground at Kirkwood Park outside Stubbs Early Education Center, Mayor Mike Purzycki reflected on the ongoing issue of violence in the streets of the city.
“It hurts,” Purzycki said. “It really hurts. I mean, I woke up early this morning and looked at the tally, and it was really a heartbreaking moment.”
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.