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Delaware State Police Investigating Shooting Incident on I-95- Wilmington


Date Posted: Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Wilmington– Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, at approximately 1:28 a.m., an 18-year-old female was operating a 2019 Kawasaki EX4 motorcycle on I-95 northbound in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard when unknown suspects began shooting at her from a vehicle. The victim turned onto North Walnut Street and attempted to get away from the suspects as they continued to chase and shoot at her. As the victim attempted to make a left turn, she crashed into a parked car and fell to the ground. As she was on the ground, the suspect vehicle stopped next to her before fleeing the area.

The suspects are described as a black male operator and black front seat passenger.

The suspect vehicle at this time is unknown.

The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition for a gunshot wound to her lower extremity.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Delaware State Police Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 302-834-2620. 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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 041721 1443

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