Troopers Investigating Shooting- Lincoln


44Delaware State Police are currently investigating the shooting of a 24 year old male which occurred late last night.

According to pile, the initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 11:02 p.m., as four male suspects entered a residence located in the 21000 block of W. Mayhew Drive, Cedar Creek Estates, Lincoln. It was at this time that a 24 year old male, who was present in the home at the time, was shot in his lower extremity. All four male suspects then fled from the residence after removing undisclosed property from inside. The victim was removed from the scene and transported to the Milford Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. As this is an on-going and active investigation by Delaware State Police detectives, only limited information is being released at this time. Detectives do not believe that this was a random act, however.

More information will be released as the investigation progresses. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Sussex County Major Crimes Unit at 302-752-3857. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 122715 1035

Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale #717
Delaware State Police
Public Information Office
Cell: 302-304-0245