1 killed, 1 wounded by gunfire in Gordon Heights

Chestnut Avenue in Gordon Heights (Photo: Google maps)
Chestnut Avenue in Gordon Heights (Photo: Google maps)

EDGEMOOR, DELAWARE (7/3/2016) One person was shot to death in the Gordon Heights community and another wounded, New Castle County police said.

Police went to the 200 block of Chestnut Ave. about 9 a.m. Saturday after a report of a female screaming.

The female was pronounced dead at the scene and her death ruled a homicide, Officer First Class John-Paul Piser said. The male was taken by ambulance to a hospital and was reported in grave condition.

Detectives recovered a handgun in the area of the male.

“Detectives advised that the investigation does not cause concern for public safety,” Piser said, and they are not searching for any suspects.

Other details will be released later, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 302-573-2800, or submit a tip via www.nccpd.com.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.