Young Man Gunned Down In Southern Delaware Saturday Night

Delaware State Police Homicide Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation in Blades, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on June 19, 2021, at approximately 10:49 p.m., Delaware State Police were dispatched to a shots fired complaint in the area of E. 4th Street, Blades. During the investigation, troopers discovered a 20-year-old male lying on the side of the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification of next of kin, said Pepper.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective M. Ryde by calling 302-741-2730.