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Reports: Shots Fired Inside Brandywine Hundred Home After Eviction Notice Was Served

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This morning’s standoff at Winterset Farms has ended, according to officials.

New Castle County Police responded to the Brandywine Hundred mobile home development early Tuesday for a possible barricaded suspect incident.

At around 10:00 police patrol, SWAT and medical vehicles began to line the road leading into the development. Arriving officers worked to position themselves around a residence in the development after learning that shots were fired inside the home.

Early indications are that Sheriff’s deputies were at the location earlier this morning to serve an eviction notice at the home. When the deputies at the home they heard a gunshot which prompted the police response, according to officials.

No official word on injuries at this time, however, medical crews cleared the scene just after tactical teams made entry to the home around 11:45.

Some roads in the area remain closed while police investigate.

The Brandywine School District’s Facebook page posted the following message:

“Due to an incident and police activity in a nearby neighborhood, Concord High School is currently operating under a Shelter In Place. This is different than a lockdown and simply means that students are remaining inside; the school is operating as normal with all students and staff inside the building. There is no threat to Concord. Principal Mayer and Corporal Hatchell simply determined that they would keep students inside the building out of an abundance of caution until the issue is resolved in the community. Principal Mayer will be sending a phone call to CHS families very shortly.”

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