WPD investigates two shootings

By Allan Loudell 3:04pm, July 21, 2013 - Updated 3:06pm, July 21, 2013
Wilmington Police are investigating two weekend shootings.

The first happened Friday night around 9:15 on the 800-block of Vandever Avenue.

Officers found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot injury to his rear.

They say the victim was standing along that stretch of Vandever when he heard gunshots and one of the bullets struck him.

He in stable condition at Christiana Hospital. WPD points out the victim is a convicted drug offender.

Police are looking for two men in connection with the shooting: One suspect, described as black, 5-foot-8, with a stocky build, wearing a brown shirt and khaki shorts at the time; the second suspect, black, about six feet tall, wearing red-striped, black shorts and a dark shirt.

Wilmington Police are also looking into a shooting Friday night in the first block of East 24th Street.

City cops got a 9-1-1 call shortly after 10pm.

They found a 25-year-old man in the street with several gunshot wounds to his back and right thigh.

The victim - a convicted drug-offender - taken to Christiana Hospital, and listed as stable.

Police say the victim appeared to be standing in the first block of East 24th Street when a man approached him and displayed a gun. The two struggled, and the other man shot the victim.

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