Wilmington teen killed in shooting

Wilmington Police investigate the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl Wednesday night in the 900 block of Kirkwood St. in the city's Eastside section. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Wilmington Police investigate the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl Wednesday night in the 900 block of Kirkwood St. in the city's Eastside section. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

A 16-year-old Wilmington girl was shot and killed Wednesday night in the city’s Eastside section.

Wilmington Police say they were notified of the gunfire by the city’s Shot Spotter system around 9:45 p.m. They found the teen girl inside a residence in the 900 block of Kirkwood St. She was suffering from gunshot wounds to her chest and arm.

She was treated on the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being taken to Christiana Hospital where she died a short time later.

Police are not releasing any information about possible suspects or motives and say the investigation is active and ongoing. 

Correction: An original version of this story stated the victim’s age as 17 instead of 16. Wilmington Police originally announced the incorrect age.

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