Shooting Near Punkin Chunkin Farm Worse Than First Reported, One Shot, One Dead

Bridgeville – Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate a shooting incident which resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Bridgeville man that occurred yesterday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Robert Colmery,

Colmery said the investigation began at approximately 2:33 a.m., on Thursday August 24, 2017, after Troopers were called to respond to Apple Tree Road south of Oak Road, Bridgeville, for the report of a male with a gunshot wound. Upon their arrival Troopers made contact with a 35-year-old Georgetown man who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body, lying outside of a white vehicle which was parked on Apple Tree Road, according to Colmery.

Colmery said Troopers also discovered a deceased male subject, later identified as Tyron Lake, 19, of Bridgeville, seated in a second car which was also parked on Apple Tree Road, north of the white vehicle.

The 35-year-old subject was treated at the scene by Sussex County Paramedics. He was then transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later flown to the Christiana Hospital where he was admitted for his serious injuries.

Tyron Lake’s body was removed from the scene by the Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy has determined the death to be a Homicide by a gunshot wound to the lower torso.

In their original release yesterday, State Police did not mention that a death had occurred at the location.

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Bridgeville – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting which occurred early this morning east of Bridgeville, according to Public Information Officer Senior Corporal Robert W Colmery.

Colmery said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at approximately 2:33 a.m., after troopers were called and responded to the area of Appletree Road (CR591) south of Oak Road (CR594) for the report of a male subject that had been shot.

Upon their arrival, troopers learned that a male victim had been shot and was treated on the scene by Sussex County Paramedics. He was then transported by EMS to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and later flown to the Christiana Hospital, said Colmery.

Colmery said this shooting is still in its early stages and more information will be released as it becomes available.

The location of the shooting is just north of the location where the 2017 Punkin Chunkin was to be held. The 2017 event was cancelled last week when a woman injured at a previous event filed suit in Federal court.

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