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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Shooting-Coverdale Crossroads, Bridgeville

Date Posted: Monday, October 30th, 2017


Bridgeville – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred earlier this morning in Coverdale Crossroads, Bridgeville.

The incident was reported around 9:44 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2017, when calls of gunfire on Mill Park Drive were received by the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) .  Shortly thereafter, a 39-year-old male victim was transported to an area hospital by a personal vehicle, with several gunshot wounds to his upper torso.

Detectives made contact with the victim at the hospital who has been admitted and treated with non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, no suspects have been developed.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit.

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

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

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

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