2 family members die in apparent murder-suicide at Bridgeville's Heritage Shores home

  • In US
  • 2021-12-03 17:45:51Z
  • By Delaware Online | The News Journal

A Bridgeville woman lost both her husband and brother in what police say was a murder-suicide incident Thursday night.

Delaware State Police was dispatched to the 100 block of Emily's Pintail Drive, in the Heritage Shores development, at about 10:45 p.m. Dec. 2 for a report of a shooting, according to a Friday news release.

The homeowners, a 71-year-old man and his wife, returned to their residence at about 9:30 that night, police said.

The wife was in a first-floor bathroom when she heard footsteps on the second floor, where her 58-year-old brother lived, immediately followed by a loud bang, according to the release.

She found her husband in the family room with an apparent gunshot wound and ran to a neighbor's house, where police were called, police said. Upon arrival, they found her brother dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his room.

The motive is not yet known, police said.

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The Division of Forensic Science will conduct autopsies to determine the manner and cause of death.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit's investigation is continuing, but police said there is no concern for public safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Short at 302-741-2727. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on their website.

This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Two Bridgeville men die in apparent murder-suicide


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