Shots fired at officers in Wilmington; suspect still at large

Wilmington police investigate after shots were fired at officers in the area of Tulip and Scott streets. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (8/24/2017) Shots were fired at Wilmington police and probation and parole officers late Thursday night, authorities said.

The incident happened about 10 p.m. at Tulip and Scott streets.

“Officers observed a suspicious black male and approached same to investigate. This unknown male then fired several gunshots at the officers before fleeing,” city police said in a news release.

The officers returned fire, police said, but no one was injured in the exchange.

There was a large police presence in the area and residents were urged to remain inside for several hours.

At 6:34 a.m. today, police announced they had cleared the area and residents could resume normal activities.

Police said the suspect remained at large despite an extensive search.