A young mother was killed in a murder-suicide in the Breezewood neighborhood, east of Newark, on Tuesday evening, police said.

The shooting happened around 5 p.m. at a home in the unit block of North Skyward Drive.

Rachel Roberts, 23, was at home with a young child and a family member when her ex-boyfriend, Probyn Morris, 23, forced his way into the home with a handgun around 5 p.m., according to Master Cpl. Michael Eckerd, a spokesman for New Castle County Police.

The family member and the child were able to flee to a neighbor’s home, and the neighbor called 911.  

Police located Roberts in her yard outside the home suffering from several gunshot wounds. She was taken to the hospital where she died.

Morris suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and died at the scene.

The incident was classified as a murder-suicide by the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office.

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