10 year old boy shot – Wilmington police investigate

 (John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

(John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

Wilmington Police are investigating two early morning shootings, one that left a 10-year-old boy wounded.

On Tuesday, shortly before 2am police were called to the 700 block of Townsend Place. That’s where they found a young boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

According to officials, the child was treated on the scene and taken to the A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

In a separate incident, police were called to the 500 block of Vandever Avenue to investigate a shooting there. It was about 2:15 am when officers found a 46-year-old man shot in his legs. The unidentified man was transported to Christiana Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

There is no word whether the incidents are related but officials are looking to hear from anyone who can offer leads in either case.

People can call in their tips to detectives at 302-576-3640 or 302-576-3649.

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