WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Police are investigating after gunshots erupted at a playground in Wilmington, leaving four teenagers and a 10-year-old boy injured. The incident happened on the 600 block of Pine Street in Compton Village, just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
It was a troubling night in Wilmington that has police trying to figure out exactly what happened.
“This is like an everyday thing,” Rashida Williams, of Wilmington, said. “This is our lifestyle, this is what we’re used to.”
Police say there were five gunshot victims including, two 15-year-old boys, a 13-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy.
All five victims were transported to an area hospital and placed in stable condition.
Our cameras captured investigators at the scene Saturday night where as many as 32 shell casings were found and marked.
The morning after as people were putting up shots, the white lines of the court are no longer the only color on the pavement.
Williams has two sons of her own — ages 9 and 11 years old — she says it could have been them.
“When I heard about it, I wasn’t shocked. This is just what we’re used to. This is what’s going on around here,” she said.
Investigators were out Sunday afternoon continuing to look over the scene. Wilmington police would not comment on any advancements in the case, citing an active investigation.
“We got to stop hurting each other, killing each other first. That’s where it starts. Once we do that then we can go further. Things can change, it starts with us,” Williams said.
It’s a sentiment echoed by others who did not want to talk with us on camera. This is a reality of the neighborhood, but they’re yearning for change.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Douglass Rivell at 302-576-3633.
CBS3’s Dan Koob contributed to this report.