Latest Wilmington shooting injures four young residents

(John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

(John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

The latest victims of gun violence in Wilmington include a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl along with 15 and 16-year-old boys.

The shooting happened around 9:15 Tuesday night in the area of S. Van Buren and Elm St. That’s where Wilmington Police found the first victim, a 16-year-old boy. He had been shot in his legs and right arm. He was taken to Christiana Hospital and was listed in stable condition.

A second victim was found near Elm St. at S. Harrison St. A 15-year-old boy there was shot in his hand, abdominal area, and leg. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Two more victims were located in the 200-block of S. Van Buren St. A 13-year-old girl was shot in the left thigh, and a 12-year-old boy was shot in his right hip and feet. Both were taken to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in stable condition.

Police say they are still investigating what led to the shooting. They’re not releasing any information about possible suspects at the moment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilmington Detective Ahmard Reddick at 302-576-3649.

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