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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

State Police Detectives Investigating Shooting-Laurel

Date Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2018


Laurel- Delaware State Police Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on July 9, 2018 at the Carvel Gardens Apartments.

The incident occurred on Monday, July 9, 2018 at approximately 11:44 p.m. when the Laurel Police Department with the assistance of Troop 5 patrol units responded to the area of the 200 building in Carvel Gardens Apartments for a shooting.  Upon arrival, units discovered an 18-year-old male victim from Seaford, on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.  The victim was transported by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later flown to a local area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

A second victim, 22-year-old male who fled the scene, was later identified at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.  He suffered lacerations to his hand and face, and was treated and released.

Preliminary investigation has determined that an altercation took place between multiple subjects in the area when the victim was subsequently shot by an unknown suspect.

The incident continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police.  If anyone has any information in reference to this case, 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

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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