A shooting in a Newark townhouse left one man dead and another wounded early Tuesday.

The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. in the unit block of Ethan Allen Court in Cherry Hill Manor off Barksdale Road, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.

Police were called to the house for a report of a disturbance and found one man dead from a gunshot wound. A second man was shot in the hand and is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Detectives believe the shooting happened during an altercation between people known to each other. Both victims are residents of the house where the shooting occurred.

“There is no known threat to the community,” Rubin said, adding that no one is in custody in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Det. Alex Whitt at 302-366-7100, ext. 3483, or awhitt@newark.de.us.

The fatal shooting is the first in Newark since August 2019, when a man was gunned down at the Red Roof Inn on South College Avenue. That homicide remains unsolved.

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