Five people were shot in the city of Wilmington last night; one of the victims died at the hospital.
Shortly after 8 p.m., Wilmington police were called to a home in the 900 block of Brown Street after gunshots were reported. WPD said the first arriving officers found two victims inside; a 28-year-old man shot in his right leg and a 51-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her abdominal area. Both victims were taken to Christiana Hospital and are listed in stable and critical condition, respectively.
While officers were securing the crime scene on Brown Street, police learned of three more shooting victims being treated at St. Francis and Wilmington Hospital.
All of the victims at those hospitals had arrived in personal vehicles.
The St. Francis emergency room treated a male victim, 49, for gunshot wounds to his left hand and abdominal area. He is described as in serious, but stable condition. Doctors also helped a 21-year-old male with gunshot wounds to his shoulder, leg and abdomen. He is listed in critical condition. Both victims were transported from St. Francis to Christiana Hospital.
The fifth victim, who arrived at Wilmington Hospital’s ER, was described as a 20-year-old male with gunshots to his lower extremities. He was taken to Christiana, but eventually died of his injuries. Police are witholding his name, pending notification of next of kin.