Wilmington police investigating shooting in city's Quaker Hill neighborhood


Isabel Hughes - Delaware News Journal

Wilmington police are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting that injured a 28-year-old man in the city's Quaker Hill neighborhood.

Police said the man was shot at 6th and Jefferson Streets at 10:21 a.m., but detectives were seen focusing their investigation at an apartment in the 800 block of North Adams Street shortly after the 911 call came in.

It's not immediately clear how the man got to the apartments, and police did not immediately respond to Delaware Online/The News Journal's request for clarification.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he is currently in stable condition, police said.

The shooting marks the 12th person shot in Wilmington so far this year, according to Delaware Online/The News Journal's shooting database.

The last shooting in the city occurred Feb. 5 at  Lucky Stop Mini Market on North Market Street. The victim in that shooting, 40-year-old Randolph White, died.

Dover and Wilmington have seen close to the same number of shooting victims this year, though the state's capital is leading in the number of shooting fatalities. Dover has had three people killed, while Wilmington has recorded two shooting deaths.

The most recent incident in Dover occurred on Monday, when five people were shot. One of them, 34-year-old Tiffany Montgomery, died.

That incident comes days before Dover's new police chief, Thomas Johnson, is set to be sworn in on Thursday.

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