By CBS3 Staff

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. (CBS) — A 39-year-old is dead after police say suspects broke into a Seaford home, shot them, and then set the house on fire. The incident happened at 2:11 a.m. in the 11000 block of Hastings Farm Road.

According to Delaware State Police, the Seaford Fire Department responded to the house for a fire. Once the fire was out, crews found the victim dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

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Troopers said the initial investigation revealed “unknown suspects” forced their way into the home and fired multiple rounds. The victim was hit once and fell to the living room floor.

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“The suspects then set a fire in the living room before fleeing the residence on foot,” the release said.

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The incident is still under investigation, and an autopsy is underway. Anyone with information should call 302-752-3864.