(Bear, DE 19701) Earlier this morning (May 14), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Mill Creek Court, in the Victoria Woods for the report of a domestic incident involving a weapon.

When the patrol officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a 43-year-old female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and an 80-year-old male suffering from a single gunshot wound.  Emergency first aid was provided by the officers and EMS personnel.  The female was transported to a local area hospital where she later succumbed to her wounds, and the male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.

This investigation is still in the early stages, but it has already revealed that there is no threat to the public.  Additional updates will be provided as soon as the information becomes available.

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie ( or 302-395-8133). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.