Man killed in Wilmington shooting Tuesday, marking a grim increase in city's gun homicides

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A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday evening in Wilmington's 800 block of Kirkwood Street, as homicides in Delaware's largest city continue to climb at an alarming rate.

There have been 36 people killed by gun violence in Wilmington so far this year, compared to 30 homicides in all of 2020 and 27 in 2019. The numbers top anything Delaware's largest city has seen in recent memory.

The fatal shooting also marks Wilmington's fifth shooting homicide in about a two-week span.

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Wilmington police officers were dispatched to the area at approximately 5:23 p.m. for reports of the shooting, according to the police.

There, officers found a man who had been shot, police said. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the police.

The incident remains under investigation, police said.

A pile of clothes sits on the sidewalk as Wilmington police investigate a man was shot and killed on the  800 block of Kirkwood Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.
A pile of clothes sits on the sidewalk as Wilmington police investigate a man was shot and killed on the 800 block of Kirkwood Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Mackenzie Kirlin at 302-576-3653 or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.

This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: 22-year-old man killed in Wilmington shooting Tuesday

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