Girls Hurt When Shots Ring Out in Large Crowd

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Aug 12, 2013  |  Updated 9:10 AM EDT
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Fights broke out in the moments before gunfire erupted as a large group gathered on a Wilmington, Del. street. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports.

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Fights broke out in the moments before gunfire erupted as a large group gathered on a Wilmington, Del. street. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports.

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Gunfire broke out in a crowd of people overnight leaving two teenage girls, one woman and one man injured.

Shots rang out around 9:45 p.m. Sunday along the 1200 block of W 2nd Street -- near Harrison Street -- in Wilmington, Del. Police said there was an altercation prior to the shooting.

Bullets struck four people -- including two Wilmington girls ages 16 and 17. All four unidentified victims were rushed to Christiana Hospital. The girls and a 20-year-old Wilmington man remained in stable condition Monday morning as a 20-year-old Newark, Del. woman remained in serious but stable condition.

There were some street fights in that area prior to a person shooting, according to police.

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About 100 people were gathered at the scene when officers arrived and there was so much commotion that city police called in officers from New Castle County and state police to help quell the situation.

Police didn’t arrest anyone for the shooting, two people whoever were taken in for disorderly conduct.

No word yet on possible shooting suspects.

 


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