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Troopers: Man Shot In The Neck During Altercation

Milford– The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said the incident occurred on July 15, 2020, at approximately 5:37 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to Betsy Ross Circle in Milford, in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, it was discovered a 32-year-old Georgetown man had been shot in the neck. Pepper said further investigation revealed that the man was involved in a physical altercation with the suspect in the apartment complex. During the altercation, the suspect produced a handgun and fired one round, striking the victim. The suspect then fled in a white passenger vehicle in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and treated for his injury.

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Pepper said there is no suspect information at this time. The condition of the patient is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit, Detective R. Costlow at 302-697-4454. 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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