BREAKING | Dispute leads to double homicide at restaurant in Georgetown

A double homicide investigation is underway in Georgetown after police say two armed suspects shot two men at a restaurant after they were told to leave.

According to Delaware State Police, around 7:28 p.m., Saturday the Georgetown Police Department and troopers responded to El Nopalito Restaurant on DuPont Blvd for reports that two people had been shot at the business.

During the course of the investigation, police say they learned that a group of Hispanic males had been asked to leave the restaurant earlier in the night due to their disorderly behavior and having a dispute with other patrons.

Two of the men that were previously asked to leave returned to the business, both wearing masks, according to police. One of the suspects approached a 31-year-old man and removed a necklace from his neck.

Police say the victim lunged at the suspect who stole the necklace, at which time the second suspect pulled out a handgun from his waistband and shot the victim.

During the course of the suspects fleeing the restaurant, police say the second suspect fired a second round into the dining area which struck a 28-year-old man. He sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The 31-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The suspects have only been described as two Hispanic males.

The case remains an active and ongoing by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Grassi by calling 302-365-8441 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or http://www.delaware.crimestoppers.com.

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