A 12-year-old boy is among the many three folks wounded by gunfire Friday in a Wilmington park devoted to Bob Marley.
The boy and an 18-year-old man had been taken to an space hospital in important situation, Wilmington police mentioned. Metropolis officers didn’t launch the medical situation of one other 18-year-old man injured within the gunfire, however mentioned he was steady when taken to a hospital.
That is the second shooting this week where children were injured and the second gunfire incident involving three taking pictures victims.
In all, 57 folks have been shot, seven fatally, this yr in Wilmington. These numbers are down in comparison with the identical time interval final yr within the metropolis when 73 folks had been shot, 14 fatally.
Friday’s gunfire was reported about 3:40 p.m. within the space of twenty fourth and Tatnall streets.
Wilmington officers could possibly be seen within the park’s playground space accumulating proof Friday afternoon. A kind of officers was kneeling close to a state historic marker explaining the origin of the park’s identify.
“Initially named Tatnall Road Playground in 1907, this park is positioned throughout the road from the house at 2311 Tatnall Road that singer-songwriter Bob Marley occupied along with his mom in 1966,” reads the signal. “To honor Marley’s time in Delaware, the park was renamed ‘One Love Park’ in 2014, taking its identify from the singer’s hit 1977 tune with The Wailers, ‘One Love/Individuals Get Prepared.’ “
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Anybody with details about this incident ought to contact Detective Douglas Rivell at (302) 576-3633.
Contact Esteban Parra at (302) 324-2299, [email protected] or Twitter @eparra3.