UPDATED: Homicide Victim Identified- 1 Dead & 2 Injured in Laurel Shooting Sunday

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UPDATED – 11/1/23 9:10 am

The Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died in the shooting that occurred on Sunday in Laurel. The name of the victim is 18-year-old Kylee Robinson of Laurel, Delaware. As of yesterday, October 31st, the 15-year-old victim was released from an area hospital, while the 13-year-old victim remains admitted in stable condition. At the present time, Homicide Detectives believe the violent actions by the perpetrators were specifically directed at either all or one of the three victims.

Detectives are asking anyone with information or video regarding this case to contact Detective M. Csapo by calling 302-741-2729. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

UPDATED – 10/30/23 1:20pm – Just before 3pm Sunday, Laurel and Delaware State Police were called for a shooting on West 7th Street in Laurel. Police located an 18 year old male with multiple gunshot wounds of the porch of a residence. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two additional victims – a 13- and 15-year old were also located on the porch with gunshot wounds to the legs. They are in stable condition. All three victims are from Laurel. Preliminary investigation by State Police homicide investigators say two unknown suspects approached the victims on foot and started shooting – then ran off on foot. The investigation determined this was not an active shooter situation. Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Csapo at 302-741-2729 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.

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UPDATED – 10/30/23 – West 7th Street in Laurel was reopened Sunday night just after 11pm. Delaware State Police confirm one victim has died – two injured in the shooting Sunday afternoon on West 7th Street in Laurel. There have been no arrests made and this is still an active investigation. Police ask anyone with information to call 9-1-1 if the need is urgent. If not urgent – call 302-855-2980 – to provide information about complaint #70-23-3535. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.

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UPDATED – 6:40pm – From DSP: Please continue to avoid the area as there continues to be a large police presence while the investigation is conducted. There is no suspected threat to the public.

From Laurel School District – INSTANT ALERTβ€”Laurel Schools Closed for Tomorrow, Monday, October 30

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UPDATED – 5:30pm – DelDOT has closed West 7th Street between Route 24/West Street and Thompson Street due to police activity, and is expected to remain closed for several hours. (roads were reopened by DelDOT just after 11pm) Please note, this unfortunately includes residents in that area for now, but their access to houses in the area will be prioritized when it is deemed appropriate. This incident is a confirmed shooting investigation, with three gunshot victims. All three victims are males in their teens. Their conditions and identities are being withheld pending contact with next-of-kin.

The suspects are currently at large.

The investigation is being turned over to the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, as is standard practice for this type of investigation. The Laurel Police Department works hand-in-hand with the Delaware State Police, and is assisting in full capacity with their investigation. The Delaware State Police PIO will be responsible for updates from this point forward.

Police ask anyone with information to call 9-1-1 if the need is urgent. If not urgent – call 302-855-2980 – to provide information about complaint #70-23-3535. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.

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Laurel Police are on the scene of a shooting that occurred around 3pm. Police say there are multiple victims and multiple suspects at large. There is a heavy police presence with police, K9 and aviation from multiple agencies. Police ask the public to avoid the 500 block of West 7th Street.

Police ask anyone with information to call 9-1-1 if the need is urgent. If not urgent – call 302-855-2980 – to provide information about complaint #70-23-3535. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.


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