Delmarva Power Contractor Shot and Killed While Working

Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Dupree Burroughs

What to Know

  • Two Delmarva Power workers were shot on Monday while working on a gas main and service lines in Wilmington.
  • According to Wilmington Police, a 48-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were injured.
  • No word yet if there is any suspect in the case.

Loved ones are mourning a Delmarva Power contractor who was shot and killed while working on a job.

Dupree Burroughs, 31, of Smyrna, along with his co-worker, a 48-year-old man, were both installing a new gas main and service lines to homes and businesses along the 1800 bock of West 2nd Street in Wilmington, Delaware, around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

As the two men were working, an unidentified gunman opened fire, shooting both Burroughs and his co-worker.

The Delaware News Journal reports at least 10 bullet casings were found at the scene. A witness told NBC10 he heard about 20 shots fired.

The two men were taken to the hospital where Burroughs was later pronounced dead. His co-worker is in stable condition.

"We are saddened to hear this tragic news," a spokesperson for Delmarva Power said. "Given the ongoing nature of this investigation, we are referring all inquiries to the Wilmington Police Department at this time.”

No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting and police have not released a description of any suspects. They also have not yet confirmed whether the two victims were targeted or innocent bystanders.

If you have any information on the shooting, call Detective Brianna Rodrigues at 302-576-3971. You can also call the Delaware Crime Stoppers at ‪1-800-TIP-3333.

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