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New Details On Shooting Of Delaware State Police Corporal

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Wilmington Police and State Troopers were back on the scene of Wednesday's shooting of Delaware State Police Corporal Richard Deskis at 24th and Market. They were looking for evidence that could lead them to the gunman who opened fire here, wounding the veteran trooper.

"Dangerous, very dangerous," said one man.

"My prayers and thoughts are with the trooper and his family," said City Councilman Darius Brown. "Everyday he puts on a uniform and makes the greatest sacrifice to protect and serve out entire state as a state trooper."

Detectives went door to door looking for surveillance video at nearby businesses. There are plenty of cameras on this violent block where shootings are not uncommon. No video of the shooting suspect or the shooting has been released yet. Frederick Martin works as a plumber in this neighborhood.

"It is dangerous, I think they have to put more police around, you know, "Martin said.

There are city surveillance cameras on at least three corners here, including a shot spotter camera with microphones that pick up the sound of gunfire, then redirect cameras to the shooting scene. This one is a few feet away from where witnesses say the gunman opened fire with four shots directed up the block at five officers and Corporal Deskis.

"Yesterday incident was unfortunate, definitely not what he anticipated what he though was going to happen when he walked out the door and kissed his wife and child yesterday morning," Brown added.

"Young people have no regard or respect for anything or anybody," one neighbor told Fox 29.

This long time resident of the neighborhood didn't want his face on camera, but he says the violence here is out of control.

"I've never seen anything like it," he said.

Police sources say the five officers and Deskis were questioning a woman who was selling stolen merchandise out of a car here when the shots rang out. A brazen act with six cops on the scene, but neighbors say they're not surprised.

"Things have just got progressively worse," a neighbor said.

"They have to do something because it's getting worse and worse every day," Martin added.

Corporal Deskis is at home resting with his family. Several people brought in for questioning after the shooting have been released.

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