Police: 2 teens found dead inside Wilmington home identified

Police are investigating after two 17-year-olds were found dead inside a Wilmington, Delaware, home.

Around 5 a.m. Monday, officers responded to home on the unit block of West 26th Street, where two teens were pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors say they heard at least seven gunshots.

Police say the victims have been identified as 17-year-old Christian Coffield and 17-year-old Janiya Henry. The couple had a baby under a year old who was not hurt.

No further details have been released at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 302-576-3990.

Tips can also be sent to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online.


The Wilmington Police Department Victim Services Unit offers support to victims of crime and can be reached at 302-576-3622.

The WPD Youth Response Unit also offers free counseling and services to children and their families who have been exposed to potentially traumatizing events, and can be reached at 302-576-3183.