Troopers: Man Investigating Woman’s Screams Shot In The Leg

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Greenwood- The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred late last evening on Unity Lane., according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at approximately 1:52 a.m., Troopers responded to the 100 block of Unity Lane, for a late-reported shooting. Upon arrival, Troopers learned that a 55-year-old male had been shot in his lower extremity, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 sometime between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

The Trooper’s investigation revealed that the victim was outside of his residence when he heard a female screaming near an abandoned house. The victim told Troopers that he walked towards the screaming and realized they were coming from inside of a dark-colored pick-up truck parked in the home’s the driveway. He approached the vehicle to check on the occupants when someone from inside the truck fired a single gunshot, said Jaffe.

The victim returned to his residence where he later realized he had been shot. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he is being treated for a single gunshot wound.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Troop 3, Detective D. Blomquist at 302-698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.


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