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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Shots Fired in Dagsboro

Date Posted: Sunday, August 20th, 2023

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Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning in Dagsboro, Delaware. There were no reported injuries or damage to any properties.

On August 20, 2023, at approximately 12:30 a.m., troopers were called to a residence at the 28000 block of East Diamond Street for a reported shooting. When troopers arrived, they learned that a birthday gathering of about 200 people had occurred. A group of uninvited guests showed up and began to party on the street close to the house. Shortly afterward, a confrontation broke out among several individuals, resulting in gunshots being fired. Before the police arrived, the crowd and the unknown suspect had already fled the scene. 

Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective K. Perry by calling (302) 752-3800. 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.

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 need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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