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Delaware State Police Investigating Shooting Incident – Newark


Date Posted: Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Newark – Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred yesterday evening that left one woman wounded.

On Thursday, July 01, 2021 at approximately 1:10 p.m., troopers responded to the Cigarette Outlet located at 13 Salem Village Square, Newark, for a shooting investigation.  Troopers determined two male suspects were approached by a 19-year-old female victim inside the store and engaged in a verbal altercation. Once outside the store, one suspect walked to his vehicle parked in the fire lane and retrieved a handgun. The suspect then began firing at the victim. The suspects then fled the scene. The victim was treated and released at an area hospital for a graze wound to her lower extremity.

Troopers located five spent shell casings at scene. There were no other reported injuries.

The suspects were described as black males wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Patterson with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8471.  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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