3 Dead in Del. Soccer Tourney Shooting

Five people were shot Sunday afternoon at a Delaware park, three of them are dead, according to the Wilmington Journal.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Monday, Jul 9, 2012  |  Updated 1:23 PM EDT
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3 Dead in Del. Soccer Tourney Shooting

Three people are dead after three men opened fire on the crowd at a Delaware soccer tournament Sunday.

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Three people are dead and two others injured following a shooting during a soccer tournament at Eden Park in Wilmington, according to police.

The shooting happened around 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

Three people -- 16-year-old Alexander Kamara, 47-year-old Herman Curry and an unidentified 33-year-old -- were shot when three men allegedly began firing into a crowd of people watching a soccer game, police confirm.

Some fans fired back at the suspects, fatally injuring one of them, according to investigators.

Police say the three suspects fled the scene and crashed the getaway car a few blocks away. Sheldon Olge, 43, was found in the vehicle. He was taken to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The other two suspects fled on foot. They were discovered hiding in a nearby vacant lot on B and Bradford Streets, investigators say.

Authorities announced Monday that two of the injured spectators, Kamara and Curry, died due to their injuries.

Otis Phillips, 34, of New Castle and Jeffrey Phillips, 22, of Wilmington are charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder as well as Attempted Murder and various other charges.

Upon his arrest, police discovered that Phillips was also wanted for a 2008 murder. 

It's unknown at this time what prompted the shooting.

 
 

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