Laurel Police Department responded to a shooting incident that involved numerous victims at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, as stated in a Facebook post.
Sections of W. 7th St., Center Street, and W. 8th St. have been blocked off while the investigation is ongoing; the victims’ identities have not been made public. It has been established by the police that other suspects are still at large.
Authorities warned locals to expect heavy law enforcement presence from several cooperating agencies, such as aviation assistance and police K9 teams. Additionally, they advised everyone to avoid the area and call 911 if they saw any strange activity.
Delaware State Police released a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, announcing their involvement in the investigation.
Three male youths have been identified as shooting victims, according to WBOC news. Their identities and circumstances are still unknown at this time.
Meanwhile, another shooting incident occurred in El Cajon on Sunday. An 18-year-old male and a 16-year-old child lost their life in what officials have determined to be a gang-related shooting during a “loud house party” in El Cajon. Lt. Will Guerin of the El Cajon Police Department reports that preliminary findings indicate that the attacker targeted both victims on purpose. The guy quickly ran away on foot and eventually got away in a neighboring car. Gang links are highly suspected in this crime.
When police arrived at the 700 block of Mahogany Drive in response to a call shortly before midnight on Saturday, they found one victim in the street and another in a home’s front yard, according to Guerin.
Although paramedics quickly took both victims to a trauma facility, they sadly died from their gunshot wounds. When the officers arrived, they saw a large number of people leaving the area.
Subsequent investigation showed that the incident happened during a big house party at a Mahogany Drive short-term rental residence.