Delaware State Police Investigating a Homicide in Laurel

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Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Laurel, Delaware, last night.

On September 10, 2023, at approximately 9:35 p.m., the Laurel Police Department responded to a reported shooting on West Sixth Street within the town limits of Laurel. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a 26-year-old female from Laurel, Delaware, seated inside a vehicle and suffering from gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified. A second victim, a 41-year-old man from Millsboro, had also been shot. He was transported to a nearby hospital for life-threatening injuries.

The Laurel Police Department requested the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit to take over the investigation due to its nature. According to a preliminary investigation, an unidentified suspect or suspects fired multiple shots into a vehicle occupied by the two victims and a third person while at the entrance to Little Creek Apartments. The victims then drove to West Sixth Street, where they were contacted by the Laurel Police Department and received medical attention.

The Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective A. Bluto by calling (302) 741-2859. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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