Wilmington sets murder record

Authorities say a woman has been shot and killed in a double shooting in Wilmington.


Her death is the 27th homicide in the city this year, breaking the 2008 record of 26.

Wilmington police say 42-year-old Dawn Dollard was shot once in the chest and her 17-year-old son was shot in the shoulder Wednesday night in the 1100 block of Davis Street. Both were taken to Christiana Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. The boy was in stable condition.

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At this time police have no suspects.

The early investigation reveals the two victims were in their home when another family member returned to the house from the store. As he was entering the home, he was attacked by two masked robbers.

According to police, the two victims attempted to run out the back door when the gunman opened fire.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilmington Police Detectives at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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