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Troopers Investigating Shooting in West Rehoboth


Date Posted: Monday, October 23rd, 2017

W Rehoboth Shooting

West Rehoboth – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a shooting that occurred earlier this evening in West Rehoboth.

The incident was reported around 7:45 p.m. Monday October 23, 2017, when calls of gunfire in the 37000 block of Johnston Street were received by the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) .  When troopers arrived, an adult male victim was located with a gunshot wound to a lower extremity.  He was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for an apparent non-life-threatening wound.

At this time, no suspects have been developed.

This investigation is still in the early stages and detectives are continuing to conduct interviews and collect evidence at the scene to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.  Additional information and investigative details will be disseminated as soon as it becomes available and the investigation progresses.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Detective T. Boyce at 302-752-3792. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us

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