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Teen Dead, Boy Critically Wounded In Wilmington Shooting

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WILMINGTON, DE (CBS) – Police in Wilmington, Delaware are investigating a shooting that left a teenager dead and a child critically wounded on Sunday evening.

At around 5:00 p.m., Wilmington Police were dispatched to the St. Francis Hospital for a report of a child shot.

While officers were responding to the hospital, police received additional calls for a person shot along the 1500 block of West 4th Street.

As police arrived on scene, officers discovered a teenage male lying in an alleyway suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

According to police, the boy, 10-12 years old, who was initially brought to St. Francis Hospital, suffered a stomach wound and was transferred by ambulance to A. I. Dupont Children’s Hospital for treatment. He was listed in critical condition.

Police say a second boy suffered a minor injury unrelated to the shooting. He was also being treated at Dupont Hospital.

Police are not releasing any further details at this time pending notifications of family.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Wilmington Police Criminal Investigations Division at 302-576-3620 or the Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at 302-576-3990.

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