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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Shooting Outside of a Bar

Date Posted: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred last night in the Long Neck area of Millsboro.

On June 2, 2023, at approximately 11:06 p.m., troopers responded to the Paradise Grill located at 27344 Bay Road for a report of shots fired. Troopers arrived and learned that several black males had been fighting with a white male inside the bar. The bouncers escorted the black males outside, but they went back inside and tried to fight the other male again. The man then left the establishment with two women, and as they drove out of the parking lot the group of black males began running after their car. Gunshots were fired and heard during this time, but the car continued driving away and did not stop. All subjects involved then fled the area.

Troopers located and collected numerous bullet casings from the surrounding area. No injuries were reported, and no suspects or victims have been identified. Surveillance video and images are not yet available.

Troop 7 is still investigating this incident. Investigators are asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact Trooper First Class J. Martinez by calling 302-644-5020. 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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