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Two Teens, One Adult Shot in Wilmington Over Weekend

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Two teenagers and a 21-year-old man have been shot during weekend violence in Wilmington.

The News Journal reports that the first shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m. Friday in the city's Hedgeville section. Police did not release the extent of the 21-year-old victim's injuries, but said he was in stable condition.

The violence continued Saturday when a 16-year-old boy was shot just after 5 p.m. in the northwest section of the city. A second 16-year-old boy was shot hours later about a half-mile away. Both boys were listed in stable condition.

The incidents brought the total number of shootings in the city to five for the past week, including the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.