Police: Man killed in West Oak Lane after being shot, crashing car

Police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a man in West Oak Lane on Wednesday night. 

Authorities say the 46-year-old was shot inside his car on the 7400 block of Gilbert Street around 8 p.m. Witnesses say the shooter walked right up to the driver's side door of the victim's GMC Denali and fired multiple shots.

The victim, who was later identified as James Freeman of Newcastle, Delaware, suffered a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, the victim continued to drive northbound on Gilbert Street after being shot. 


Chief Small says the victim eventually crashed his vehicle into a bunch of cars and was pronounced on the scene at 8:20 p.m. 

A stray bullet from the shooting also landed inside an occupied home, but neither the man nor woman in the house were struck, according to officials. 

No arrest was made in this incident and police are asking anyone with information to contact them.