Woman shot dead in Claymont, police investigating

New Castle, DE – Early Saturday morning, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of 3rd Avenue in the community of Overlook Colony for a report of a shooting that just occurred. When the officers arrived, they found a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

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

This investigation is still ongoing and in its early stages. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone who has any information about this incident, or any residents in the area who have video surveillance, please contact Detective Mancuso at (302) 395-2743 or via email at
John.Mancuso@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can also 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. Additionally, tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.