Wilmington shooting places Delaware's largest city in unwelcomed territory


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Esteban Parra via Delaware Online


A 41-year-old man is recovering after being shot Tuesday afternoon in Wilmington's West Center City neighborhood, police said. 


Unfortunately, the shooting makes 2020 Wilmington's second most violent year for gun violence since Delaware Online/The News Journal began tracking shootings in 2011.


Wilmington police have reported that 155 people have been shot, 26 fatally, so far this year.


With a little over two months left in 2020, this amount surpasses the end-of-year totals for the previous nine years – except for 2017, which holds the record for the number of people shot and killed in Wilmington. That year saw 197 people shot, 32 fatally. 


Wilmington police, who have been less willing to share information about gun violence, said Tuesday's shooting occurred about 1:35 p.m. in the 300 block of W. Seventh St. 


The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was reported to be stable. 

"This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible," police said in a statement. 


Anyone with information about this matter should contact Detective Charles Puit at (302) 576-3628. People can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or ddelaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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