Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting at the Christiana Mall that occurred this evening.
At approximately 6:43 p.m., tonight, the Delaware State Police were dispatched to the Christiana Mall for a reported shooting that occurred at the entrance to the food court. Officers responded and located three victims with gunshot wounds in the vicinity of the food court. The victims were transported to area hospitals for their injuries. All three of the victims have been listed in stable condition. Five other individuals sustained various injuries not related to gunfire during the incident. These subjects were transported to area hospitals for medical treatment.
It has not been confirmed how many suspects were involved at this time. Investigators are actively working to identify the suspects. The incident is determined to be a result of an altercation between several suspects and at least one of the victims. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.
The Christiana Mall has been searched and cleared by police. There is no threat to public safety.
We would like to thank the many officers from numerous agencies including police, fire, and EMS who responded to assist in this coordinated response.
The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit is currently investigating the incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective H. Carroll by calling 302-365-8467. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell
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