Man opens fire on crowd in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Del. - October 4, 2009

Police responded to the area of Concord Avenue and Washington Street around 10:30 p.m. for reports of a large group of people fighting at that location.

When officers arrived, they saw a man open fire into a group of people that had gathered on the corner of 23rd and Washington Street. Reports indicate three people, one of them confirmed to be a woman, have been shot and wounded. All have been taken to Christiana Hospital. None of the injuries was life threatening.

A bullet also struck the vehicle of a Wilmington police officer on their way. The officer was not injured.

Officers tried apprehending the suspect but lost sight of him due to the amount of people that had gathered.

At this time, Wilmington Police Detectives are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilmington Police Detectives at 576-3620.

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