12-year-old, one of two shot in Wilmington

WILMINGTON - August 8, 2010

When officers arrived, they were informed that two victims had been taken to the Wilmington Hospital.

When officers arrived at the Wilmington Hospital they located a 24-year-old male victim from Wilmington who had sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and a 12-year-old female from Claymont who was suffering from a gunshot grazed wound to her head. Both victims are currently listed in stable condition.

Preliminary investigation reveals that there was a barbeque in the park located at 24th and Tatnall when some type of altercation broke out between some individuals.

One of those individuals allegedly went to a car and retrieved a handgun. This individual then returned from his car and fired multiple times striking both victims.

It appears that both victims were innocent bystanders.

Police say there is no information concerning a suspect.

Wilmington Police Detectives are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilmington police.

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