Mother dead, son wounded in Wilmington shooting

Police investigate a double shooting that left a mother dead and her teenage son wounded in Wilmington on December 1, 2010.

December 2, 2010 11:41:33 AM PST
A double shooting in Wilmington has left a woman dead and her teenage son wounded.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Davis Street.

The woman killed has been identified as 42-year-old Dawn Dollard.

It all began, police say, when Dollard's 22-year-old son was coming home from the store. As he was entering the home, police say two masked men forced their way inside and announced a robbery.

Police say Dollard and another son, a 17-year-old, tried to run out the back door when one of the suspects opened fire.

Dollard was struck in the back and killed. The 17-year-old was wounded in the shoulder. The 22-year-old was not hurt.

There are no suspect descriptions at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Wilmington Police Detectives at 302-576-3620.


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