State Police Investigating Early-Morning Shooting

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning in Seaford that left one victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

On February 19, 2023, at approximately 3:37 a.m., troopers responded to a residence on the 26000 block of Sussex Highway regarding a shooting that had just occurred. Troopers secured the scene and learned that an 18-year-old man from Seaford had been taken to an area hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg after he was shot during a large party at the residence. Detectives assumed the investigation and located multiple shell casings on the property. No suspect has been identified and the circumstances and motive surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

The Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to contact Detective P. Haley by calling 302-856-5850. 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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 021923  1100



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