Troopers: Man Twice Shot During Home Invasion, Children Uninjured

Dover – The Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion in which one occupant was shot earlier this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 3:02 a.m., on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, when Troopers were dispatched to an apartment in the unit block of Webbs Lane for a report of a home invasion/shooting. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a 26-year-old male had been shot once in his upper extremity and once in his lower extremity.

Further investigation revealed there were five other occupants in the apartment at the time of this incident, three other adults and two children, 8 and 5. All were uninjured.

It was determined that unknown suspects armed with handguns had forced entry into the apartment. The suspects immediately made contact with the 26-year-old male who was sleeping in the living room and shot him twice. A 28-year-old male proceeded to exit a rear bedroom when a single shot was fired at the bedroom door.

The suspects fled the residence without obtaining any property.

The 26-year-old victim was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact, Troop 3, Criminal Investigative Unit, Detective M. Weinstein at 302-698-8443. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

 

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