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2 killed in apparent murder-suicide in Wilmington’s Eastlawn neighborhood Friday: police

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A 52-year-old man was fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide in Wilmington’s Eastlawn neighborhood Friday evening, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Police said the man was shot on the 200 block of Cityview Avenue at 5:10 p.m. by a 46-year-old man, who police believe then fatally shot himself. The 52-year-old man was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The shooting is still under investigation, but Wilmington police said the incident was likely domestic.

Neighbors said on Saturday morning that they heard gunshots and saw police, but did not know exactly what happened. One resident said he saw the 52-year-old man taken away in the ambulance, and the 46-year-old removed from the townhouse by the coroner.

A 52-year-old man was fatally shot in a murder-suicide in Wilmington's Eastlawn neighborhood on Nov. 18, 2022.

A 52-year-old man was fatally shot in a murder-suicide in Wilmington’s Eastlawn neighborhood on Nov. 18, 2022.

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He added that a shooting was unusual in his neighborhood, and that he’s never had any bad interactions with those neighbors. There were no signs of a shooting or police presence by the scene on Saturday.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Steven Bender at 302-576-3621 or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

This is a developing story. Check back with delawareonline.com for updates.

Send story tips or ideas to Hannah Edelman at [email protected] For more reporting, follow them on Twitter at @h_edelman.

This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Wilmington murder-suicide leaves 2 dead Friday: police

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