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


  • Unknown


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.