UPDATE: Victim in Seaford shooting dies from injuries

Shooting Investigation

1:20 p.m. UPDATE: Police say the victim in this shooting incident has died from his injuries.

According to police, the victim has been identified as 36-year-old Deshawn Blackwell. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and unfortunately died as a result of those injuries.

At this time, it is believed that Blackwell was sitting outside of an apartment when an unknown suspect(s) approached him and fired several rounds, hitting him in multiple locations. The suspect(s) then fled the area on foot.


SEAFORD, Del. – Seaford Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning at an area apartment complex.

At around 12:20 a.m., officers responded to the Woodland Mills apartment complex for a report of a subject shot. Officers located a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and began administering first aid to the victim before medical personnel arrived at the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police are asking anyone that may have information on this incident to contact the Seaford Police Department at 302-629-6648 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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