14-year-old shot near Wilmington's Hedgeville neighborhood Sunday night
A 14-year-old boy is expected to recover after being shot Sunday night near Wilmington's Hedgeville neighborhood, police said.
Officers responded to the 100 block of N. Franklin St. just after 11 p.m. after receiving reports of the shooting. On scene, officers found the teen injured.
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Paramedics took him to the hospital, where he was listed as "stable," Wilmington police said. Officials have not said what kind of injuries the teen had.
The 14-year-old's shooting is the latest in a trend of young teens being shot in the city.
Earlier this month, community members expressed outrage after two 15-year-old boys, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy were shot in a basketball court on Wilmington's East Side.
While that incident garnered the most attention, at least three other teens who are 16 or under have been shot this month in the city.
Statewide, 36 people have been shot in July, six more than June's record-breaking 30 victims. That's the most people shot in any month so far this year.
Six people have died from their wounds in July, compared to three in June.
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