Wilmington police investigate a triple shooting

 FILE (Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

FILE (Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that left three men wounded Wednesday night.

According to officials, shortly after 5:30 p.m.. the Wilmington Police Department received a Shot Spotter alert, which tracks and detects gunfire and other criminal activity. Officers immediately responded to the alert and later found two men suffering from gunshot wounds inside a home in the 300 block of S. Jackson Street.

The victims were 19 and 36, however, that’s not all police found. As they were securing that particular crime scene, investigators found another gunshot victim a short distance away. A 24-year-old was discovered in the 400 block of Van Buren Street.

None of the men have been identified, but what police believe is that the three men were together at some point and shot in the 300 block of Jackson Street. That’s when they fled to two different locations.

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At this time, none of the injuries were life threatening. The victims were treated and transported to Christiana Hospital in stable condition.

Police have not identified any suspects or a motive. The investigation remains active.However, anyone with information regarding the incident can contact Detective Jose Santana at 302-576-3620.

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