53-year-old man dies after Garfield Park shooting

New Castle County police investigate shooting on Karlyn Drive in Garfield Park. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (12/28/2016) A 53-year-old man shot in the Garfield Park community near New Castle was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, New Castle County police said today.

The incident happened about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of Karlyn Drive.

The homicide victim was identified as Lonnie M. Dixon.

He was found with an apparent gunshot wound after police responded to a report of shots fired in the area, Officer John-Paul Piser said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 302-573-2800 or visit www.nccpd.com. Rewards of up to $20,000 are available.

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