Police: Man Who Shot Himself Under Washington Street Bridge Identified, Woman Remains Hospitalized


A Wilmington Police Department investigation into a shooting earlier this month has confirmed that the incident was domestic in nature, according to police.

On Thursday, March 7. 2019, Police and rescue crews responded to 35th Street at Washington Street as crews were responding to that location at around 4:30.

Not long after the reports of the first shooting, police responded to Brandywine Park near the Washington Street Bridge.

Witnesses at the scene said police had roped off the area with yellow police tape and were focusing on a vehicle. The car was later towed from the scene, according to witness reports.

An autopsy and criminal investigation have determined that the man found in Brandywine Park, 34-year-old Keith Waters, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

The 32-year-old female victim, believed to have been shot twice, remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Breaking Report

Wilmington – Rescue crews are rushing to the 300 block of West 35th Street at Washington Street.

Wilmington Police are on scene with one shooting victim according to reports from the scene.

Wilmington Fire, New Castle County Paramedics, and Trooper 4 are en route.

Update: Trooper 4 has been recalled. The patient will be transported by ground.



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