BEAR, Del. (AP) — A married couple from Maryland ages 85 and 86 were the victims of a deadly shooting at a veterans cemetery in Delaware.

Delaware State Police on Friday night identified the victims of the shooting as an 86-year-old man and 85-year-old woman from Elkton, Maryland.

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The two were at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear on Friday morning when they were shot and killed. Their names have not yet been released.

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A suspect engaged in a shootout with police around noon Friday. He was found dead from a gunshot wound a few hours later in a wooded area where the shootout took place. The suspect was identified only as a 29-year-old man from Middletown, Delaware. It was not immediately clear whether the suspect shot himself or was hit by police in the earlier exchange of gunfire, police said.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The state-owned cemetery is overseen by the Office of Veterans Services, a division of the Delaware Department of State.

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Comments (5)
  1. how strange you can’t find a picture of the two innocent victims anywhere online. It’s almost as if the media is trying to ‘whitewash’ the incident.

  2. zzz says:

    This should be national news, highlighted/lede in every newscast or publication. It’s not. And YOU KNOW WHY. Because “young males” who “go jogging” … are a special untouchable class for the media.

  3. Robo says:

    No names or pictures of the victims. No headlines reading “white people gunned down by black man”.

  4. Dawg says:

    Is this racially motivated?? Like the supposed situation in Georgia? Main Stream Media – You lie and you hide the truth = nobody trusts anything you say!!

  5. Leigh Potter says:

    For anyone that finds this page and wants to help with funeral expenses. Rest in Peace, Paul and Linda Marino.

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