WILMINGTON, DE (WTXF) - Police in Wilmington, Delaware are investigating a shooting that left a mother and her 6-year-old son injured Tuesday afternoon. Investigators now say, they were not the intended targets.
The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. near 6th and Spruce Streets.
Officers responded to the scene after getting a notification of gunfire on the 700 block of East 6th Street, and immediately found a 6-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The boy's 31-year-old mother was found suffering from a cut to her left arm.
Officers treated the victims on scene until paramedics arrived and transported the boy to A.I DuPont Children's Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
The boy's mother was taken to St. Francis Hospital and listed in stable condition.
Neighbors say the woman and child were in a white SUV when they were shot. It was being towed from the scene hours later. Lorena Bland rushed to get here. Her son and grandchildren live on the block.
Shell case markings were spread out at the top of the street about half a block from where the victim's car ended up. We saw one man putting a cover over his car window.
It was parked but shattered by bullets as the suspect drove by shooting.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Anyone with information relative to this investigation is asked to call Detective Devon Jones at 302-576-6206. Additionally, Tips may be left on Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip-line at 1-800-TIP-3333, or citizens can TEXT a tip to NIXLE at 888777.