Man Shot And Killed In Fitness Center Parking Lot Thursday Night

Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night outside a Bear area gym, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on February 10, 2022, at approximately 9:41 p.m., Delaware State Police responded to the parking lot of LA Fitness, located at 900 Eden Circle in Bear for reports of a shooting. The investigation determined the 22-year-old male victim from New Castle, exited LA Fitness and was approaching his vehicle in the parking lot when an unknown suspect approached and began shooting at the victim. Multiple spent shell casings were recovered from the scene.

The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.