Police Identify Two Killed In Claymont’s Quadruple Shooting

County Police identify two people killed in Claymont shooting Wednesday.

Officials said at 9:40 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Balfour Ave, in the community of Knollwood for a report of a shooting that had just occurred.

When the patrol officers arrived at the scene, they discovered two males and a female all suffering from gunshot wounds. Emergency first aid was provided by the officers and EMS personnel. However, the two males identified as 27-year-old Nathan Smith and a 16-year-old male, were pronounced dead at a local area hospital.

The 19-year-old female was treated and released with a gunshot wound to her arm. A fourth victim has been admitted to a local area hospital and is listed in serious condition. County Police in their initial report indicated that the two in the hospital were in critical condition.

Police ask anyone with information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8133).

A standing, substantial cash reward is offered in exchange for information deemed to benefit the investigation or lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for committing these crimes.

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