25 Year Old Shot Near Delaware Tech College

Police investigate the shooting near the Stanton Del Tech campus.

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Police investigate the shooting near the Stanton Del Tech campus.

Blade Tyrrell, Staff

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25 Year Old Shot Near Delaware Tech College

On May 20th, a man was gunned down by a Delaware Technical Community College; the 25 year old shooting victim was flown out of Quaker Hill after being found inside his car. Currently, the man’s name has not been released but he is in stable condition.

Bystanders heard nine shots being fired around 5pm on Tatnall Street. Loren Fisher, a local, stated that the incident made him consider buying a gun. When living in such a dangerous neighbourhood, he thinks that having one to defend himself would be ideal. “It’s this tough guy image that everyone is trying to uphold.” Fisher said, talking about the Wilmington youth. It’s a bad mentality that results in a ‘toughness contest’.

A Del Tech student, Dwayne Johnson, said “This shooting will be forgotten as soon as there is another. It’s gun culture in America that makes us immune to this.” Moreover, Wilmington shooting rates are on the rise. Last year, there were 30 shooting victims in Wilmington. Thus far, there are 45 victims in 2019.