Woman shot in Wilmington early Monday morning following violent July 4 weekend


Isabel Hughes

Fourth of July weekend violence in Wilmington that killed one person and injured three others spilled over into Monday when a woman was critically injured in a shooting.

Wilmington police were called to the 800 block of N. Pine St. at about 12:15 a.m. after receiving reports of the incident. When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old woman badly injured.

Paramedics rushed her to the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. Police have not released additional information about the shooting.

Monday's shooting is the fourth in four days in Wilmington. The first of the holiday weekend happened on Friday, when a 16-year-old was shot on North Rodney Street at about 4 a.m.

He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

On Saturday, a 22-year-old was injured in another shooting, this one on 29th and Washington streets just before 6 p.m. He was also listed as stable.

About three hours later, at 9 p.m., officers were called to the 300 block of N. Clayton St., where they found two people injured. A 35-year-old man was rushed to the hospital where he later died, while a 16-year-old boy was listed as stable after paramedics took him to the hospital.

Police have not made any arrests in the shootings, nor have they given a motive about the incidents. It's not known whether any of the incidents were connected.

Though most of the shootings over the holiday weekend occurred in Wilmington, the July 4 violence wasn't contained to the city. On Saturday, one person was killed and two were injured in the community of Rosegate, near New Castle, police said.

Three men, all with gunshot wounds, were taken to a local hospital following the incident, where one died. The shooting occurred during a large gathering at the Rosegate park. 

Detectives are investigating what led to the shooting.

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