The 17-year-old victim was gunned down Friday night in the 2800 block of Tatnall Street.
Police found Shyeim Buford suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest Friday night after getting a 911 call about a shooting in the area. Officers administered first aid and CPR to Buford, a 17-year-old who lives in the 2800 block of N. Washington St. in Wilmington.
He was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the investigation into the murder is still ongoing and there is no information on possible suspects.
Friday night’s murder was the first shooting of the weekend, but not the last.
On Sunday, police were called to the unit block of N. Van Buren St around 2:40 p.m. after getting 911 calls about a shooting in the area. When they arrived, they found an 18-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to both legs. The initial investigation suggests the victim was shot while walking in the 100 block of N. Van Buren St. He was taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition.
Just a little over an hour later, police found another young man suffering from a gunshot wound. Police arrived in the 400 block of N. Madison St. around 3:50 Sunday afternoon and found the 16-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to his pelvic region. It’s believed that he was shot while exiting a corner store at W. 5th and N. Madison St. He was also taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The weekend’s final shooting happened just before 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of Maple St. Police responding to 911 calls about a shooting were unable to find a victim initially. Another 911 call led them to one of the shooting victims in the 300 block of N. Monroe St. The 18-year-old man was shot in the mid-torso. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
A few minutes later, officers got word from Wilmington Hospital that a 24-year-old man had arrived for treatment of a gunshot wound to his upper back. He was transferred to Christiana Hospital in stable condition. Police say both victims in the Maple Street shooting were uncooperative with investigators trying to figure out who shot them.