Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington- The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation that occurred yesterday.
The preliminary investigation began on Monday, July 9, 2018, at approximately 7:53 p.m., when troopers responded to the 2700 block of Ferris Road. Upon arrival, troopers discovered five deceased individuals with apparent gunshot wounds including; a 42 year old male, a 41 year old female and three children under the age of 8 years old, upstairs inside the residence.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. At this time, there is no concern for safety in the surrounding area.
The bodies have been turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death. The victims’ identities are being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.
If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective D. Grassi of the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit at 302-365-8441.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at email@example.com.
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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz
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