2 killed in shooting inside Georgetown, Delaware restaurant

Police say a group of men had been asked to leave the restaurant and then two of them returned.
GEORGETOWN, Delaware (WPVI) -- Delaware police say two men were fatally shot inside a restaurant during an altercation with two suspects who had been asked to leave earlier in the night.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the El Nopalito Restaurant on the 22000 block of DuPont Boulevard in Georgetown, Sussex County.

Police say a group of men had been asked to leave the restaurant due to disorderly behavior and having a dispute with other diners.

Police say two of the males who were in the group soon returned wearing masks.

One of the suspects approached 31-year-old man Armando Vicente Chilel Lopez of Georgetown and removed a necklace from the victim's neck, police say.

According to authorities, the victim lunged at the suspect. At that time, the second male suspect pulled out a handgun and shot Lopez.

Police say as the two suspects were fleeing the restaurant, the second suspect fired a second round into the dining area and struck 28-year-old Honorio Velasquez of Bridgeville.

Velasquez was pronounced dead at the scene. Lopez was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Grassi by calling 302-365-8441.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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