Police say man shot in Wilmington during drug buy

A man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg after being shot in Wilmington late Sunday afternoon.

Officers were called to the area of W. 7th and North Washington streets around 5:15 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

Police found a 35-year-old man in the street with a wound to his leg. Preliminary investigation shows the man was in the area trying to buy drugs when three suspects approached and tried to rob him. One of the suspects showed a handgun and shot the victim as he tried to run away. The suspects, described as black, between 16 and 19 years old and wearing grey hooded sweatshirts, ran off.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in stable condition.








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