Teen dead, boy critical in Wilmington shooting

June 18, 2012 3:04:38 PM PDT
A teen is dead and a boy is critically injured after a shooting in Wilmington Sunday evening.

At around 5:00 p.m. Wilmington police were called to St. Francis Hospital for a report of a child shot.

While police were responding to the hospital, officers received additional calls for another person shot along the 1500 block of West 4th Street.

Upon arrival, officers located a teenage male lying in an alleyway suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The teen was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the boy, said to be 10-12 years old, was transferred by ambulance to A. I. DuPont Children's Hospital for treatment.

Officials say he suffered a stomach wound and is currently listed in critical condition.

A relative of the victims, Unity Watson said the two victims were cousins and the boy who survived is her brother.

"He was out with his friends. I guess he was at the wrong place at the wrong time," said Watson.

Police say a second boy involved in this incident suffered a minor injury unrelated to the shooting. He too was taken to DuPont.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Wilmington Police Criminal Investigations Division at 302-576-3620 or the Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at 302-576-3990.


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