Another teen shot Sunday in Wilmington, marking 6th youth to be shot over the weekend


Isabel Hughes

A day after four teens and a 10-year-old were shot on Wilmington's East Side, another teen was injured in a shooting, this one on the opposite side of town.

Police were called to the 800 block of West 23rd St. at 8:52 p.m. Sunday for reports of the shooting, police said.

When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old injured. Paramedics took him to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police haven't given any further information about what led to the incident, but it came about a day after two 15-year-old boys, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and the 10-year-old boy were shot in the 600 block of North Pine St.

All five were taken to the hospital in stable condition, police said. The department hasn't released further information about the shooting.

This weekend's shootings cap a bloody week for Delaware, which saw 23 people shot — six fatally — in a 10-day period beginning July 3.

There was only one day last week that did not record a shooting: Friday.

Community leaders are now demanding an end to the violence, with some coming together on Sunday  near where the five kids were shot Saturday to pray for the victims and demand change.

Pastor Margaret Guy, who runs the Stop the Violence Prayer Chain, organized the gathering.

"We have violence in our city, dear Lord," one man said. "We need action. Action to take care of the violence. Give us the strength dear God to first look in the mirror."

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