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Delaware Man Shot and Killed After Investigating Noise Coming from Back of His Home

Police say the 29-year-old man was inside his home on the 800 block of N. Jackson Street Tuesday shortly after 1:30 a.m. when he heard a noise coming from the back of his home.

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    An investigation is underway after a 29-year-old father in Wilmington, Delaware was shot and killed when he checked on a noise in his backyard. NBC10's Denise Nakano speaks to the victim's neighbor.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017)

    Friends and family are mourning a Wilmington, Delaware father of three who was shot and killed while investigating a noise coming from his backyard.

    Shawn Lockhart, 29, was inside his home on the 800 block of N. Jackson Street shortly after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when he heard a noise coming from the back of his house. As he approached the backdoor an unidentified gunman opened fire.

    "I heard two shots," said Lockhart's neighbor Donation Kijedi. "Two bullets shot out of a gun. And after that, I heard someone running."

    Bullets hit the door and struck Lockhart in the torso.

    Police arrived at the home and found Lockhart unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead.

    Lockhart was a bus driver and father of three young daughters. Neighbors described him as a family man and a person of faith.

    "I loved him and I respected him," Kijedi said. "I respected the young family."

    No arrests have been made and police continue to investigate. If you have any information on the shooting, please call Detective Mary Quinn or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. You can also email delawarecrimestoppers.org.