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Delware State Police Investigating Shooting Incident – Wilmington


Date Posted: Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Wilmington- Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred yesterday evening that left one man wounded.

The incident occurred on January 25, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the area of Concord Plaza and Silverside Road, Wilmington, in reference to a shooting. Investigation has determined a 42-year-old male from Brookhaven, PA, was operating his vehicle on Concord Plaza pulling onto Silverside Road, when an unknown suspect inside of a light-colored passenger vehicle stationary on Concord Plaza began shooting at the victim numerous times. The victim was struck by one bullet in the leg. The victim responded to an area hospital where he was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the upper thigh.

Troopers located eight 9mm shell casings at the scene.

There is no suspect information at this time and no other reported injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Timmons with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8434.  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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