• Police in New Castle investigating after finding man in car

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    NEW CASTLE, Pa. - The New Castle Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place Sunday night.
     
    According to police, the homicide took place at 8:14 p.m. on S. Walnut Street in New Castle.
     
    Neighbors in the area told Channel 11 that they are so used to gun violence in town that they didn’t even look out their windows when they heard the shots fired.
     
    Officers found the victim in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was parked on the street.
     
    The victim, who was identified as 26-year-old Vaughn Slaughter, of Detroit, Michigan, suffered numerous gunshot wounds to the head and neck. Slaughter was a convicted felon on probation.
     
    “I heard poof, poof, poof, poof, poof,” said a neighbor, who did not want to be identified out of fear of retaliation.
     
    New Castle Police Chief Robert Salem said there were multiple shell casings found at the scene.
     
    Police would not discuss a motive behind the shooting or a suspect, but did not deny the neighbor’s claims of drug activity in the area.
     
    “It’s a shame. I lived here all my life. This was such a good place and now, you don't want to go outside. You're always afraid,” said the neighbor.
     
    Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to call police.

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