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State Police Investigating Shooting Incident-Magnolia


Date Posted: Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Magnolia- The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred August 11, 2020.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:51 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the unit block of Cherry Drive West, Paris Villa, Magnolia in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the residence had been struck several times with projectiles.  Further investigation revealed that a 17-year-old male resident was on the front porch when he was approached by an unknown subject with a handgun.  The suspect proceeded to fire several shots in the direction of the victim.  The victim was able to retreat back inside the residence unharmed.  There were no reports of any injuries as a result of this incident.

The suspect was described as black male wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Campbell at Troop 3 by calling 302-697-4454.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://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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