Freshman, 15, Dies After Shooting Near Delaware High School Already Struck by Tragedy

For the second time in less than a month, a Delaware high school mourned the death of one of its students.

A gunman shot 15-year-old Howard High School of Technology student Brandon Wingo in the head just blocks from the Wilmington school Thursday afternoon.[[380236281, C]]

"I am sorry to have to inform you that a 9th grade Howard student was shot at approximately 3:20 this afternoon in Wilmington at the 900 block of Clifford Brown Walkway," said principal Stanley Spoor. "He was transported to Christiana hospital and died of his injuries. Counselors and support staff will be available at the school (Friday)." [[380211941, C]]

The shooting scene is about a 5-minute walk from the Wilmington School where 16-year-old Amy Joyner Francis died following a fight in a school restroom. Three girls face charges in Joyner-Francis' death.

Wilmington Police didn't immediately give a motive or give a suspect description in Thursday's shooting. They asked anyone with information to contact the Homicide Hotline at 302-576-3939 or text an anonymous tip to 888777. A $10,000 reward is available for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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