Police Investigate Shooting; Victim Identified
Posted on 07/14/2013 2:40 pm
- 600 block of West 4th Street, Wilmington, Delaware (alleyway between 3rd and 4th Streets)
Date/Time of Occurrence:
- Saturday, July 13, 2013, at approximately 8:30 p.m.
- Walter Shorts, Black male, 26, of New Castle, Delaware
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of West 4th Street (alleyway between 3rd and 4th Streets).
Saturday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m., uniformed officers responded to the 600 block of West 4th Street in reference to a 911 call for shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located the 26 year old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. The victim was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance. On Sunday, July 14, 2013 at approximately 6:30 a.m., the victim identified as Walter Shorts, was pronounced deceased as a result of fatal injuries sustained when shot.
At this time detectives do not have a suspect or motive.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call:
- Detective Brian Conkey at (302) 576-3660.
- Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
- Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.