Dan Stamm

Teen Gunned Down Near Delaware Park

Wilmington police search for Justin McDermott's killer.

A teenager was gunned down overnight along a Delaware street.

Wilmington officers arrived to the 500 block of S. Franklin Street, not far from Kosciuszko Park, around 12:15 a.m. Thursday to find 18-year-old Justin McDermott on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to his head, police said.

New Castle County medics treated McDermott on the scene then rushed him to Christiana Hospital where he died a short time later, police said.

The investigation into the motive and circumstances of the shooting continued Thursday morning.

Anyone with information can call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or email them at delawarecrimestoppers.org.

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