$10,000 reward in deadly double shooting in Wilmington

WILMINGTON (WPVI) -- A $10,000 reward is being offered to find the suspect who shot two women in Wilmington - killing one and wounding another.

The shooting took place around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of West 6th Street.

24-year-old Artise Brown, a mother of two, was shot in her lower back and later died at Christiana Hospital.

Arriving officers were greeted by a very large crowd. It was a chaotic scene as scores of onlookers pushed in and surrounded the victims.

Police used CPR in an unsuccessful effort to save Brown's life.

Police say the Brown and another woman, identified as 19-year-old Alisa Dollar, were walking along the sidewalk when they were both shot.

It is believed the car drove up to a nearby intersection, and at least one gunman got out and fired multiple shots.

Brown's family doesn't believe that she was targeted but instead was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

"It's a shame you have to say it that way because why can't you go anywhere without fear, you just don't even know if you'll go home or if you're gonna live to see another day," said Shanay Brown, victim's cousin.

The surviving victim was treated and released from the hospital.

On Wednesday night, tearful relatives and friends gathered at the scene of the shooting.

"He's a coward, you shoot in a crowd in broad day light, kids outside so you didn't care, you didn't care," said Candice Brown, victim's sister.

It's hoped that one of two cameras in the area might have captured images of the suspect's car.

So far no arrests have been made.

"If this community don't come out and say something, shame on them. There were over 200 folks out here last night," said Councilman Michael Brown.

Wilmington had a record number of homicides in 2014 with 28. Brown's death is the 11th of 2015.

Many say Mayor Dennis Williams' administration has done little to stem the tide of violence.

"I'm not going to be pointing fingers at the mayor, he's done enough pointing fingers his own self because he keeps saying that this is under control and it's not," said Councilman Brown.

"Dennis needs to step up and do his job. He's not doing a good job as a mayor, they need to ship him out," said Nora Ervin, family friend.

Meanwhile anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 302-576-3620.
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