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*Update* Troopers Investigating Shooting Incident – Wilmington

Date Posted: Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Wilmington (19803) – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate a shooting incident that occurred this afternoon.

The incident occurred on July 20, 2019 at approximately 1:12 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to ManorCare of Wilmington, located at 700 Foulk Road, for a report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, Troopers located two individuals who had sustained apparent gunshot wounds.

An 82-year-old male and a 79-year-old female were both pronounced deceased at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds.  The female was a resident of ManorCare.  A handgun has been recovered from the scene.

The individuals 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.

The facility has been rendered safe and there is no concerns for public safety at this time.

The incident continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit.  If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-741-2731.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com


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 debra.reed@delaware.gov

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 072019 1841


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