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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Shots Fired Complaint

Date Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle, DE – Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which several shots were fired at a home in New Castle early this morning.

The investigation began this morning, Monday, September 5, 2016, after troopers were told to respond to a residence located in the unit block of Tyne Drive, Coventry Development, New Castle, for the report of shots being fired at the home. Upon their arrival, troopers were advised by a male resident that at approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning, while he was sleeping, he heard several shots being fired outside of his home. The homeowner awoke later in the morning and discovered that water was draining from a bullet hole in the water pump and wall to his above ground pool. He also discovered a bullet hole in a widow of the home. A total of three people were in the home at the time of the shots being fired, however, there were no injuries.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Troop 2 at 302-834-2630. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 090516 1805










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