Wilmington Police: 2 killed and 3 injured overnight in separate shootings


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Brandon Holveck


Two people died and three others were injured by gunfire in Wilmington overnight, according to police. 


With 29 people shot, July is now the most violent month on record in Wilmington, Delaware's largest city, since Delaware Online/The News Journal began tracking gun shootings.


Wilmington Police investigated two shootings overnight. Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, four people were shot in the city's Hedgeville neighborhood. 


A 17-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman died from their injuries, police said, after being shot in the 1100 block of Beech St. Two men, ages 18 and 26, who were also shot were taken to the hospital and are in "stable condition," police said. 


As police investigated Tuesday night, shell casings were found along Beech and Van Buren Streets. At least one car was seen with a shattered window.

Emergency medical personnel also responded to the scene.


About three hours later around 2 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the 900 block of N. Lombard St., according to police. The man was taken to the hospital in "critical condition."


Police did not share any details regarding how either incident unfolded, citing ongoing investigations.


More than half of the 29 people shot in Wilmington so far in July have been minors. Prior to the shooting on Beech Street, the last four people shot in the city were younger than 18.



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