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Police: 25-Year-Old Man Shot In Back During Robbery In Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, Del., (CBS) – Police say a 25-year-old man was shot in the lower back during a robbery late Monday night in Wilmington.

It happened around 11:42 p.m. as the victim as walking in the 300 block of W. 24th Street.

Wilmington Police say the victim was approached by a group of four to five males, between 17 and 25-years-old, wearing all dark clothing.  According to police, one of the suspects displayed a handgun and shot the victim.

The suspects fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was taken to Wilmington Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Cecilia Ashe at 302-576-3649, the Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at 302-576-3990, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.