Man shot to death in Wilmington

January 5, 2009 7:18:05 AM PST
Wilmington police say a man was shot to death in the city before dawn Sunday. Police were called to a home in the 700 block of N. Church St. around 5 a.m. The victim was found inside the house and taken to a hospital, where he died.

The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Derrick Hoey of E. 10th Street in Wilmington, Delaware.

It was the city's first homicide of 2009. Last year, Wilmington recorded a record 26 homicides.

Detectives are investigating the shooting.

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