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5 Children Shot in Wilmington, Delaware

The block is made up of residential row homes, as well as a playground, basketball courts and a church

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Five children were shot Saturday night on a Wilmington, Delaware street, police said.

The children – a 10-year-old boy, two boys aged 15 and two girls aged 13 and 14 – were outside on the 600 block of N. Pine Street around 10:36 p.m. when the shooting occurred, a spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department said.

All five children were taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition, police said.

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The block is made up of residential row homes, as well as a playground, basketball courts and a church. 

Police did not say what sparked the gunfire but asked anyone with information to contact detective Douglass Rivell at 302-576-3633. People can also submit tips by calling 1-800-TIP-3333 or emailing ‪delawarecrimestoppers.org. 

Children and families who have been exposed to traumatic events can call the WPD Youth Response Unit at 302-576-3183 for support. 

Crime victims can also seek support and information by calling the WPD’s Special Victims Services Unit at 302-576-3622.

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