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Delaware State Police Investigate Shooting- Georgetown


Date Posted: Monday, November 1st, 2021

Georgetown, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Sunday night in the Georgetown area.

On October 31, 2021, at approximately 9:07 p.m., troopers responded to Dupont Blvd (US 113) and Hardscrabble Road for an individual with a gunshot wound in the leg. The investigation determined a 22-year-old Millsboro man and a 25-year-old Millsboro woman were driving in the area of the 20000 block of Asketum Branch Road when a confrontation ensued between the 22-year-old male and individuals in another vehicle. During the altercation, an unknown suspect shot multiple rounds, striking the male once in the leg. All individuals then fled the area. At US 113 and Hardscrabble Road, the victim contacted a paramedic unit stopped at the intersection. He was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. 

Troopers responded to the location of the shooting, and a search of the crime scene was conducted. Evidence was located in the roadway related to the shooting. 

There are no suspect photographs or information available. 

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigation Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Alan Bluto by calling 302-752-3864. 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 a 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@delaware.gov.

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