Police Investigate Shooting

Posted on  08/16/2013 4:24 pm

Location:

  • 7th and North Washington Streets, Wilmington, Delaware

Date/Time of Occurrence:

  • Friday, August 15, 2013, at approximately 12:40 p.m.

Victim(s):

  • 31 year old male from New Castle, Delaware

Suspect(s)/Description:

  • 6' tall Black male, mid-twenties

Summary:

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at 7th and North Washington Streets.

Friday afternoon at approximately 12:40 p.m. uniformed officers responded to 7th and North Washington Streets in reference to a 911 call for shots fired. Prior to arriving, uniformed officers were informed by 911 dispatchers that the victim was in the 600 block of West 9th Street. Upon arrival, officers located the 31 year old victim lying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds to his right arm and upper back. The victim was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance where he is listed in serious but stable condition.

Preliminary investigations suggest that as the victim exited the corner store on 7th and North Washington Streets, a 6' tall Black male in his mid-twenties began shooting. The supsect fled in an unknown direction.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call:

  • 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.