According to this Delaware Online article, a shooting last night tied a record set in 2006 for annual homicides. It was the 23rd fatal shooting this year, and it's only October.
To put this in perspective, Wilmington has a population of ~73,000. For comparison, Philadelphia has a population of approximately 1.4 million or roughly 19 times the population of Wilmington. Standardizing for population difference that'd put Wilmington at ~437 homicides for a city of Philadelphia's size.
If this keeps up that means that the murder rate here is somewhere between that of Philadelphia and Chicago. What great company to be mentioned with.
I don't have to remind readers that Delaware (and Wilmington) have relatively little gun control compared to Chicago or Philly. It appears people are being murdered at a fairly steady pace in all 3 cities despite the difference in gun laws. Shocking!