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A 29-year-old man was shot early Monday morning in Wilmington's West Center City neighborhood, according to police, becoming the seventh shooting victim in the city in the past three days.
The shooting occurred at 3:47 a.m. in the 700 block of W. Fourth St., according to Wilmington police. The man was taken to the hospital and is in "stable condition," police said.
Police did not offer any further details, citing an ongoing investigation.
This year is on track to be the second most violent year on record since Delaware Online/The News Journal began tracking shootings in Wilmington.
There have been 85 people shot, 11 fatally, so far this year in Delaware's largest city. No other year has seen this much gun violence midway through the year except for 2017, which was the city's most violent year on record with a total of 197 people shot, 32 of them fatally.
At this time in 2017, 114 people had been shot — 21 of them fatally.
Shooting Database: A Year of Gun Violence
Hours before the 29-year-old man was shot, police responded to a reported shooting in the 800 block of W. 23rd St. around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Officers found a 17-year-old boy who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital and is in "stable condition," police said.
Four teens and a 10-year-old boy were shot in the 600 block of N. Pine St. on Saturday night, according to police. Investigators were seen canvassing the basketball courts at East Sixth and North Pine streets and the adjacent parking lot.
The victims — two 15-year-old boys, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and the 10-year-old boy — were taken to the hospital and were listed in "stable condition," police said.
A few blocks north of Monday's West Center City shooting, a 21-year-old man was critically wounded early Thursday after being shot in the 600 block of N. Madison St., police said.
Wilmington police did not release further details on the shooting, but officers could be seen canvassing streets adjacent to Helen Chambers Playground and William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding the shootings on Sunday and Monday contact Detective Joseph Wicks at (302) 576-3654.
Information can also be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.