Police Investigate a Shooting

Posted on  07/20/2013 7:44 am


  • 800 block Vandever Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Friday, July 19, 2013 approximately 9:15 p.m.


  • 22 year old male, New Castle, Delaware


  • Black male, 5’8”, stocky build, brown shirt, khaki shorts
  • Black male, 6’0”, dark shorts with red stripes, dark shirt


Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 800 block of Vandever Avenue on Friday evening.

At approximately 9:15 p.m. officers responded to the 800 block of Vandever Avenue after receiving a 911 call reporting a shooting.

Arriving officers located a 22 year old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his right buttock. An initial investigation indicates that the victim was standing in the 800 block of Vandever Avenue when he heard gunshots and was struck by gunfire. The suspects are described as black males; one 5’8” with a stocky build, wearing a brown shirt and khaki shorts, the other is 6’0”, wearing red striped dark shorts and a dark shirt.

The victim, a convicted drug offender, was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance and is listed in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call:

  • Detective Joseph Bucksner at (302) 576-3629.
  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.