Police: Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics.
WILMINGTON (DE): New Castle County Police are investigating a double homicide in Belvedere after they were summoned to the unit block of Lloyd Street just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday for a shooting.
According to police spokesman, Michel Eckerd, “New Castle County Police were dispatched to a shooting which had occurred on the unit block of Lloyd Street. When the units arrived, they discovered one injured 15-year-old female victim inside of a vehicle and a 35-year-old second victim was located a short distance away. Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics.”
Detectives from the New Castle County Police Homicide Squad arrived on scene and assumed the investigation. This is currently an ongoing and active investigation. No suspect information is available at this time, Eckerd said.
New Castle County Police Chief, Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr stated, “I want to ensure the residents of New Castle County that our officers and detectives are fully committed to solving this heinous crime; however, we need the help of the community. Please work with us to identify the person(s) responsible for this senseless incident that has devastated and forever altered the lives of their loved ones. I also want to remind the residents of New Castle County that we all have a responsibility for the safety and security of our communities, it is not just a police responsibility, it is a shared responsibility between the community and police. We must work together to prevent crimes and to solve them when they occur. Together we must send a message to those engaging in criminal activity, especially violent criminal activity, that it will not be tolerated in our neighborhoods.”
Anyone with information on this investigation are asked to contact Det. E. Reid at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at EJReid@nccde.org or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook.
A reward of up to $10,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.