Police: Person fatally shot, house set on fire

October 25, 2021 GMT

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — A person was fatally shot at a Seaford-area house that was then set on fire early Sunday, according to Delaware State Police.

Police said the Seaford Fire Department responded to a house fire call shortly after 2 a.m. at a residence on Hastings Farm Road, near the Middleford Speedway, The News-Journal reported.

When firefighters put out the fire, they found the person who had died from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.

People broke through a side door and fired multiple rounds, striking the person, who fell to the living room floor, according to police. The intruders then set fire to the living room before leaving, police said. Identification of the person is awaiting notification of next of kin.