- Associated Press - Friday, September 8, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A police standoff at a Wilmington home prompted by a fatal shooting has ended after officers entered the residence and found only a dog.

Wilmington police said in a statement Thursday night that officers responded to a reported shooting around 4:30 p.m. They found a 28-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicated a possible suspect had fled into a home nearby. Authorities tried to make contact with anyone inside. After that was unsuccessful, a team entered the home.

A police spokeswoman tells The News Journal only a pit bull was inside.

Police say one officer who encountered the “aggressive” dog sustained injuries to both hands and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

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