LAUREL, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a Saturday night home invasion and shooting death of a 21-year-old man in Laurel.
Preliminary investigation determined that at around 9:30 p.m., several unknown suspects wearing masks and armed with unknown type firearms forced entry into a home in the 32000 block of Horsey and Everett roads.
Police said that once inside, the suspects confronted the victim who was inside the home.
During the confrontation, the victim was shot multiple times in the upper body. The suspects then took off in an unknown direction. It is unknown at this time in the investigation if any money or property was taken during the incident.
The 21-year-old man was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the identity of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.
Police continue their investigation by conducting interviews and collecting evidence at the scene, attempting to identify the suspects.
Anyoner with information about this incident is asked to contact 911 or the DSP Homicide Unit, Detective Fred Chambers at (302) 388-0196 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
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