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Violent start to the weekend in Wilmington
By Tom Lehman

Updated Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 6:57am

A violent Friday in Wilmington, where police are investigating a pair of afternoon shootings that wounded two people.

The first shooting happened around around 2:15 p.m. in West Center City, where an officer on an extra-duty assignment heard gunfire.

Police located evidence of a shooting on the 700 block of N. Monroe Street and several other surrounding blocks.

A 36-year-old man then turned up at Wilmington Hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower back. He was listed in stable condition.

Police were alerted to the second shooting around 5:07 p.m., when a 911 caller reported a shooting victim in a home on the 1300 block of E. 24th Street.

Officers responded to the residence and found a 25-year-old man who had been shot in his left thigh.

Police say the victim was shot at an unknown location and then walked to residence to call 911. He was taken to Christiana Hospital and is in stable condition.

Authorities don't believe the two shootings are connected.

City police also arrested a man with prior felony convictions Friday afternoon, after he was allegedly caught with a firearm following a report of shots fired in the area of Lancaster and Clayton Streets.

Anyone with information on either shooting can call Wilmington Police or Delaware CrimeStoppers.

To see a map of where shootings have happened in Wilmington this year, click here.




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