One dead, four shot in wild shootout at Wilmington park

One person is dead and four others wounded after a shoot out at Wilmington’s Eden park Sunday afternoon.

Police say the incident started when shots were fired in the park while attending an adult soccer game. Three people were wounded when the first shots rang out.

The shooting started just after 2:30 p.m. Captain Nancy Dietz, Wilmington Police, said a 16-year-old male from Pike Creek was shot in the head, a 47-year-old man from New Castle was shot in the chest, and a 34-year-old man from Baltimore was shot in the shoulder.

Police say one group started shooting at another and that group returned fire. Three people fled the scene traveling north on New Castle Avenue.  Minutes later the car they were in crashed at C and New Castle.

Two of the men in the car fled the scene. The third man remained in the car. Police say when they arrived on the scene they found the man had been shot several times. He died after being taken to Christina Hospital. A 6th person was injured when a police K-9 dog tracked him down, and he was arrested. The third man suspect was found by police a short distance from the scene. He had also been wounded by the gun fire in the park.

Captain Dietz says the names of all of the victims are being withheld until more is done with the investigation. Police are hoping someone will come forward to help. If you know something, police ask you call 302-576-3647.

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