BEAR, Del. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting of two people at a veterans cemetery in Delaware was found dead after exchanging gunfire with police, authorities said Friday.
It was not immediately clear whether the suspect was killed by police, although authorities said the body was found in a wooded area where the shootout took place.
Troopers were dispatched to Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in New Castle County on Friday morning and found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds, police said. Authorities did not immediately release details about the initial shooting, including the ages of the victims or their conditions.
After a shootout with officers, the suspect fled into nearby woods, said Senior Corporal Heather Pepper, a state police spokeswoman.
Authorities used a reverse 911 system to warn area residents that there was an active shooter and that they should shelter in place. Some of the residents were evacuated as officers hunted for the suspect.