Two Dead After Newark “Domestic-Related Shooting”, Police Say


Newark – Today, August 7, at approximately 5:00 p.m. New Castle County Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of North Skyward Drive in the community of Breezewood for a domestic-related shooting. Upon arrival, the patrol units were able to secure the scene, according to New Castle County Police Spokesman Michel Eckerd.

Eckerd said A 23-year-old woman was located and transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. Another person, a male, was also located at the scene, he too was pronounced deceased, added Eckerd.

Detectives from the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation. They are not searching for any additional suspects.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. More information will be forthcoming.

The New Castle County Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det Levy at (302) 395-8110 or

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