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Troopers Investigating Shooting-Coverdale Crossroads, Bridgeville


Date Posted: Sunday, January 20th, 2019

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

The incident was reported around 5:44 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 when the victim was driving south on Coverdale Road north Hastings Farm Road. The suspect vehicle approached the victim’s vehicle from behind and fired multiple rounds at the victim’s vehicle causing it to crash. The operator, 36-year-old male and his passenger 35- year-old female were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect then fled the scene. 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 C. Simpson at 302-752-3855. 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@delaware.gov

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