Road Rage Leads to Gunfire In Smyrna Police Say

Delaware State Police are investigating a road rage shooting incident that occurred in the Smyrna area on Saturday evening, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on September 3, 2022, at approximately 11:49 p.m., troopers responded to the area of South Dupont Boulevard and Twin Willows Road for a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, troopers learned that a 24-year-old female from Camden, Delaware had been the victim of a road rage incident. The investigation showed that the victim had been driving northbound on South Dupont Boulevard in the Cheswold area when a red SUV passed her on the shoulder. The SUV then began slowing and stopping in front of the victim on the roadway. The victim began passing the SUV, and as she drove by her vehicle was shot at according to DeMalto. The SUV then fled the scene.

The victim was not injured in this incident. At this time there is no make, model, or operator description available for the red SUV that fled the scene.

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Detective P. Campbell by calling 302-698-8504.

About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at

View all posts by Staff Writer →