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Man Dies After Being Shot On Delaware Basketball Court

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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man has died after being shot repeatedly on a basketball court in Wilmington.

Police say the man was shot on a court on North Jackson Street under Interstate 95 about 6 p.m. Monday.

The man was shot several times in his the torso and arm. He was pronounced dead hours later at Christiana Hospital, where he had undergone surgery.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim was playing basketball when he was confronted by an unknown suspect who began shooting at him.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 302-576-3630 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.


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