(Claymont, DE 19703) Last night (July 14) at 9:40 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Balfour Ave, in the community of Knollwood for a report of a shooting that had just occurred.

When the patrol officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a 27-year-old male, a 16-year-old male and a 19-year-old female suffering from gunshot wounds. Emergency first aid was provided by the officers and EMS personnel however the two males were pronounced dead at a local area hospital.

Later, an additional 18-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at a local area hospital via a private vehicle. Officers determined that this male was also shot on Balfour Avenue during this incident.

Medical staff listed both the 19-year-old female and 18-year-old male in critical condition.

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.  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 (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov 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 http://www.nccpd.com. 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.