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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Detectives Investigating Shooting in Wilmington Royal Farms Parking Lot

Date Posted: Monday, June 10th, 2024

News Release

The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday morning in a Royal Farms parking lot in Wilmington.

On June 9, 2024, at approximately 11:17 a.m., troopers responded to the Royal Farms located at 1031 South Market Street, Wilmington, for a report of a shooting. While responding to the scene, troopers received reports of a 20-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound at a nearby hospital. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was in the Royal Farms parking lot when he was struck by gunfire from an unknown suspect. The victim was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

There is no suspect information available at this time. Surveillance video and images are not yet available.

Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Detectives are still investigating this shooting. Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this case to contact Detective J. Lucyk by calling 302-365-8446. 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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