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Suspects sought, victims identified after double homicide at Georgetown restaurant

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Suspects sought, victims identified  after double homicide at Georgetown restaurant

Delaware State Police are looking for suspects in a double homicide that hat occurred Saturday night in a Georgetown restaurant.

On Monday, troopers identified the victims as 31-year old Armando Vicente Chilel Lopez of Georgetown and Honorio Velasquez, 28,  of Bridgeville.

Homicide detectives are currently seeking information on a grey pickup truck with an extended cab that fled the area after the shooting. No further information is available on the occupants of the vehicle or on the suspects.

At 7:28 p.m., Saturday, the Georgetown Police Department and Delaware State Police were called to the El Nopalito Restaurant, at 22095 DuPont Blvd, for a report of a twin shooting.

It was learned that a group of Hispanic males had been asked to leave the restaurant earlier in the night due to disorderly behavior and for getting into a dispute with other patrons.

Two of the males who were previously asked to leave returned to the business, both wearing masks. One of the suspects approached Chilel Lopez and removed a necklace from his neck. Chilel Lopez reportedly lunged at the suspect who stole the neckless which led to the second suspect removing a handgun from his waistband and shooting the individual.

While the suspects fled the restaurant, the second suspect fired a second shot into the dining area which struck Velasquez.

Velasquez sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Chilel Lopez was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound and succumbed to his injuries.

The suspects were described as two Hispanic males.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Grassi by calling 302-365-8441. Information can also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.