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Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident- Milford


Date Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Milford- Delaware State Police are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred Monday evening on Slaughter Beach Road.

On April 26, 2021, at approximately 7:07 p.m., troopers responded to the 6000 block of Slaughter Beach Road for reports of shots fired at a residence. The investigation determined two individuals were inside the home when an unknown vehicle drove by and fired several rounds in the direction of their residence. An examination of the crime scene revealed at least four rounds struck the home. One of the rounds entered through the east wall, traveled through the living room, and hit an object sitting in the living room. The female resident was sitting in the living room at the time the incident occurred but was uninjured.

A canvas of the area of the residence revealed multiple shell casings located on Slaughter Beach Road.

At this time, there is no vehicle or suspect information.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Det. Hickman with Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-752-3856. 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 .

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Released: 042721 1651

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