NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Del. (CBS) — Gunfire in a New Castle County restaurant’s parking lot leaves two men dead. Delaware State Police responded to a shooting on the 4000 block of North Dupont Highway, at the Casablanca restaurant parking lot, just after 1 a.m. Friday.
Troopers found the body of a 28-year-old victim who was shot in the upper body and died at the scene. Authorities later learned that a 30-year-old victim was transported to a nearby hospital by a private vehicle, where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Former Bordentown Police Chief Frank Nucera Sentencing Postponed For Medical Reasons
Investigators process evidence at this shooting scene in the parking lot of Casablanca Restaurant on North DuPont Highway in New Castle, Delaware. At least one person is dead. Updates on @CBSPhilly throughout the morning. pic.twitter.com/ZN1Vepjg4j
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The area is taped off and yellow evidence markers are still on the ground where the shooting happened as part of the ongoing investigation.
It’s unclear what led to the shooting. The victims’ names have not been released.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Investigating Possible Shooting In North Philly After 10-Year-Old Boy Suffers Minor Lacerations
As a result of the shooting, one northbound lane of North DuPont Highway was temporarily closed between Memorial Drive and I-495, but has since reopened.