Teen shot Wednesday in Wilmington's East Side

Jeff Neiburg Via Delaware News Journal

A 16-year-old boy was shot Wednesday in Wilmington's East Side section and is in stable condition, police said.

Wilmington Police said the shooting happened just after 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of E. 8th Street. The teen was being treated at a local hospital.

No other information was available. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Kevin Murphy at (302) 576-3972. Information can also be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

The teen is the 168th person shot in Wilmington this year. The number of people shot in in the city so far this year is the second-highest recorded by Delaware Online/The News Journal since the newspaper began tracking shootings in 2011.

The city of about 72,000 people saw a record 197 people shot, 32 fatally, in 2017.

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