Delaware auto exchanges are shutting down after a police call that the car dealership was responsible for the shooting death of a white woman and wounding of a black man.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the incident was reported at the car dealer on Jan. 25.
A woman was shot in the neck and abdomen while a man and a woman were shot and killed, the sheriff’s office said.
The man was later found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and the woman was found to have been shot in her stomach, the office said in a statement.
Police said they received a call at about 3:15 p.m. about a car dealership shooting at the dealership, located at 4200 S. State St. in Wilmington.
When they arrived on the scene, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, the statement said.
The victim’s sister, who lives nearby, called police and said the shooting was a hate incident, the release said.
She said she called her sister, her boyfriend, her parents, the car owner and the owner of the car.
When the victim was questioned about the shooting, she told officers she was not at the shooting scene, the department said.
Police determined the car was stolen.
The suspect has not been identified.
The sheriff’s department did not provide any details about the alleged hate crime.