Jhareed Ayers is wanted by police.

Delaware State Police are investigating a complaint of shots fired and are seeking the public's assistance in locating the suspect.

The incident occurred on Monday, June 25, at around 4 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to the 30000 block of Pine Town Road in Lewes. It was discovered that 18-year-old Jhareed Ayers had fired one round from a sawed-off shotgun at his three nephews, two 17-year-olds and one 13-year-old, who were standing outside of the residence. Also in the area when this incident occurred were three bystanders, ages 9, 63 and 70. Further investigation revealed that there are ongoing issues between Ayers and his nephews. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Prior to the troopers' arrival, Ayers had fled the area on foot. Troopers have been unable to located Ayers, who is wanted for six counts of second-degree reckless endangering, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm within 10 Years of a prior felony conviction and possession of ammunition by a person prohibited.

Delaware State Police request anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jhareed Ayers to contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.