A 15 year old boy becomes a 7th victim of this week

A 15 year old boy becomes a 7th victim of this week


In this radio broadcast, the police respond to an officer who is shooting in the first minute of long relaxation at Philadelphia town on Wednesday.
Jenna Miller, The News Journal

A teenage boy was shot on Friday night in Wilmington, and this week was the seventh victim of shooting in Delaware's largest city.

Four of the victims are 20 years old or younger.

The last one is a 15-year-old boy's age, shot Friday at about 9:30 p.m. near 13th and Thatcher streets, according to Wilmington Police. The police said the boy was transferred to the hospital and is "stable."

The police offered no further information.

When asked on Friday about the increased violence in the city, Wilmington Police spokesman David Karas said, "As with any shooting incident, our investigators, patrol officers and specialized departments are collected and shared and develop response plans to mobilize resources as we work to identify those responsible and prevent future incidents. "

Mayor Wilmington Mike Purzycki's office did not respond to requests for traffic on the shooting.

In 2019, there were 71 shooting victims in Wilmington, 20 years more than a year ago. Over the past year, 78 people have been defeated in the city.

The News Journal / Delaware Online shooting database

A 17-year-old boy who shot near the city's Hedgeville neighborhood on Baning Street Friday was made at about 12:10 a.m.

A 24-year-old man was shot near the Running Prices on Pace Street less than four hours earlier.

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The third person was spent in the Running Prices area this week, after your 14-year-old boyfriend's shot near Streets 23 and Pine Thursday and shot 29-year-old woman near her with streets 23 and Lamotte on Tuesday.


A 28-year-old man shot in Wilmington early in Monday

Woman shot in Wilmington Tuesday night, police say

A 20-year-old man shot in Wednesday night at Wilmington

14 years old shot in Wilmington early Thursday

Shown 17 years old and 24 years old late Thursday, early Friday

Contact Brandon Holveck at bholveck@delawareonline.com or at (302) 324-2267. Follow on Twitter @holveck_brandon.

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