Laurel- Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation following a shooting which occurred this afternoon in Laurel, according to Delaware State Police Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.
Hale said that at approximately 3:45 p.m. this afternoon, Sunday, January 29, 2017, troopers were called to assist the Laurel Police Department for the complaint of shots fired in the area of Sunset Drive, in the Wexford Village Development in Laurel.
Arriving troopers found a 18-year-old man that had been struck in his lower torso by a bullet fired from an unknown suspect, said Hale. The victim was treated at the scene by Sussex County Paramedics and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The victim’s body was turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death.
The investigation into this incident by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is in its early stages and no arrests have been made.