Wilmington police are investigating the shooting death of a 39-year-old man over the weekend.
Detectives say Ernie Cole of Wilmington was found lying on the sidewalk at East 17th Streets and North Thatcher Streets at 2:36 a.m. Sunday. Cole was shot at least once and was pronounced dead at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics.
Police have no information on possible suspects or a motive for the killing. Anyone who can assist in the investigation is asked to call 302-576-3649, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com.
This was the 16th reported homicide in Wilmington so far this year. Last year, a record was set with 27 homicides in Wilmington.