Teens taken to hospital after being shot in Edgemoor Gardens


Nick Perez,

Two teens were taken to the hospital after being shot Tuesday night in the Edgemoor Gardens community near Wilmington.

New Castle County Police responded to the corner of South Rodney and Bedford drives near U.S. 13 at 7 p.m. They found a 13-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy with gunshot wounds in their legs, police said

Police also said they were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A heavy police presence stretched from Polk Road to Paynter Drive as they investigated the scene. Neighbors saw two bicycles laying in the middle of the scene on South Rodney Drive.

Police say this is an active and ongoing investigation with future updates to follow.

They asked anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact Det. Jonathon Adams at 302-395-8110 or to e-mail him at Jonathon.Adams@newcastlede.gov.

Earlier Tuesday, Wilmington Police closed the 100 block of Ashton Placeafter finding a 13-year-old boy with an apparent gunshot wound.

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