Police Investigate a Homicide

Posted on  12/09/2013 10:05 pm


  • 2600 block North Van Buren Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Monday, December 9, 2013, approximately 6:07 p.m.


  • 17 year old male (name withheld pending notification)


  • None


Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 2600 block of North Van Buren Street.

Officers responded to the block at approximately 6:07 p.m. Monday after receiving a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired. Inside a residence in the block officers located a 17 year old male who had sustained gunshot wounds to his upper body. Officers administered first aid and CPR. The victim was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There is no suspect information.

The victim’s name is withheld pending notification of next of kin. The investigation is ongoing.

This is the 20th homicide investigation of 2013.

Anyone with information can call:

  • Wilmington Police Criminal Investigation Division at (302) 576-3620.
  • 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.