New Castle County hit with multiple shootings Tuesday night [updated]

Five people were shot in three separate incidents in Wilmington and in New Castle on Tuesday night.

According to police, the first shooting happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. on the 300 block of N. DuPont Street. After receiving 911 calls reporting a shooting, police found the victim, a 17-year-old male, suffering from what police described as a “gunshot graze wound” to the head.

Wilmington Police have not released the identity of the victim, but reported that he was taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition.

Less than an hour later, police were called to a second shooting on Carvel Avenue in New Castle. This one involving a 16-year-old male in an attempted robbery. The teen, who was shot once in the torso, was taken to Christiana Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

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New Castle County police described the suspects as being two black males, both of whom were armed.

Then, at approximately 11:40 p.m. three people were shot at a residence on the 400 block of N. Monroe Street. According to police, two assailants entered the residence, demanded money and began shooting. At least one of the victims managed to flee the residence and ran to a McDonald’s located in the 700 block of W. 4th Street.

The three victims, all in their 20s, were subsequently transported to Christiana Hospital and were listed in stable condition.

The suspects, described in police reports as being two black males, fled in an unknown direction. 

While investigations in all three shooting incidents are underway, police urge any witnesses to call the Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at 302-576-3990, or the New Castle County Police Dept. at 302-395-8110.

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