Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Rehoboth Beach-The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred late last evening.
The preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Monday, February 12, 2018 at approximately 10:57 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 19000 block of Norwood Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, it was determined that a 56-year-old man of Rehoboth Beach had been shot while he was inside of his residence. Further investigation revealed that shots had been fired at the residence in which a few bullets had traveled through the house striking the 56-year-old victim twice.
The 56-year-old victim sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso and upper extremity. Also in the residence were two other adults and a child who were not injured as a result of this incident.
The 56-year-old victim was transported to a local area hospital were he was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.
No suspect information could be provided at this time.
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 please contact Detective K. Archer at 302-752-3791. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
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