Wilmington 2015 shootings top last year’s numbers

 (John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

(John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

The City of Wilmington recorded another homicide, bringing the total of shootings deaths to more than two dozen.

The latest incident happened this past Sunday. According to police, shortly before 10 p.m., police were called to Concord Avenue and N. Market Street after reports of gun shots. That’s where police found a 27-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his left arm. Additional officers responded to another location and were directed to the 300 block of E. 23rd Street. There detectives discovered a 25-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. The second shooting victim was taken to the Christiana Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead. The 27-year-old man was last listed in stable condition. The deceased victim’s name will not be released until family members are notified. 

Investigators who worked the scene determined the shooting started in the area of 23rd and Lamotte streets. Police haven’t announced a motive or any suspects at this time. However, anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Detective Donald Palmatary at 302-576-3654 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Homicide Tip-Line at 302-576-3939.

To date, Wilmington recorded about 26 homicides, most were due to gun violence ,and only two were from a knife. Last year, there were 23 homicides in the city.

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