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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating a Drive-By Shooting in Cool Springs

Date Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Milton – The Delaware State Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred in the Cool Spring area last night.

The incident occurred around 9:50 p.m., Thursday October 20, 2016 as a 33-year-old male, a 34-year-old female, and a 22-year-old male, were all walking westbound on West Springside Drive in the Cool Spring Farms Mobile Home Park.  A dark colored Chrysler 200 was traveling eastbound on West Springside Drive approaching the three pedestrians, when a front seat passenger began to fire a handgun into the air through the front passenger window.  One of the rounds struck the 33-year-old male victim in the lower extremity, and he was eventually transported to Beebe Medical Center by EMS where he was being treated for the non-life-threatening injury.  The other two pedestrians were uninjured. The vehicle fled the development in an unknown direction.

The driver and passenger were both described as black males.  The driver of the vehicle was possibly wearing a gray in color hooded sweatshirt and had a large “chinstrap” style beard (no further physical or clothing description).  There was no further physical or clothing description for the passenger.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective R. Truitt at 302-752-3813. 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.”

Released: 102116 0720



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