NCCo Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday night where a Newark man was killed.

Police found a Newark man dead Wednesday night when they responded to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of S. Dupont Highway in New Castle.

Maurice Jones, 23, whose last known address was in the 3700 block of Christiana Meadows in Newark, was found dead on the ground from an apparent gunshot wound, New Castle County Police said.

At 9:45 p.m., when County Police were called to the 400 block of S. DuPont Highway, dispatch informed responding units that there was an unknown subject on the ground.

Jones was later identified as the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Multiple units responded to the scene to assist the team of detectives, police said. There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 395-8110.