Two teens injured in Tuesday evening shooting in Wilmington, marking third of the day


Isabel Hughes,

Two teens were injured in a Tuesday night shooting in Wilmington that occurred just hours after a 34-year-old man was also shot in the city, police said.

The shooting, which occurred just before 11:30 p.m. in the 400 block of West

30th Street, was the third on Tuesday. The three incidents claimed one life and injured three people.

A 16-year-old girl, Janaija Johnson, was Wilmington's first victim of the day. She was fatally shot just before 5 a.m. near the city's Quaker Hill neighborhood.

Around 8:45 p.m., police responded to another report of a shooting, this one in West Center City, by 7th and North Monroe streets. In that incident, a 34-year-old man was injured and taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Then, about three hours later, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, both men, were injured in a double shooting.

The 18-year-old is in critical condition, police said, while the 16-year-old is stable.

Police have not released additional information about the shootings or any motives, 

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