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Troopers Investigating Shots Fired In Newark-Area Neighborhood

Newark – The Delaware State Police (DSP) are investigating a shots fired incident which stemmed from a verbal altercation between two men that took place at a Newark area convenience store, Tuesday evening.

The incident began at approximately 6:27 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2019, when two men became engaged in a verbal altercation inside the Royal Farms, located at 1551 Pulaski Hwy. in Newark. The two men then mutually agreed to meet in the Sparrow Run development to engage in a fight. The 35-year-old male victim drove to the area of Brookmont Drive and Flamingo Drive where he encountered the other man who was accompanied by a group of approximately seven other subjects.

Upon the victim exiting his vehicle one of the subjects in the group produced a firearm and fired multiple rounds, one of which struck his vehicle, said DSP Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin. The victim was able to flee and was not injured as a result of the incident. It was determined that the male subject who was initially involved in the verbal altercation was not the shooter, said Austin.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective G. Biddle of the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 302-365-8475.

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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