Delaware State Police Investigating Homicide in Ellendale

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Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Ellendale yesterday afternoon.

On June 9, 2024, at approximately 4:30 p.m., troopers responded to the Ellendale Community Center, located at 12564 North Old State Road, for a shooting. When troopers arrived, they learned that a 17-year-old female had been shot and taken to the Ellendale Fire Company. The victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where she died. Her name is being withheld until her family is notified. A second victim, a 19-year-old man, later responded to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a fight broke out between several people at the community center when an unknown suspect pulled a gun and fired shots into the crowd hitting the two victims.


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The Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective M. Csapo by calling (302) 741-2729. 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 [email protected].

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