Teen Shot In The Torso Escapes Serious Injury


The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred last evening in the Capitol Park area, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the preliminary investigation has determined that on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Troopers responded to a local area hospital where a 19-year-old victim had been brought in with a gunshot wound. Further investigation revealed that the incident allegedly occurred on the 100 block of President Drive, Capitol Park in Dover, when the victim was behind his residence smoking and he heard multiple “pops”, and realized he had been shot, according to Jaffe.

The victim reported seeing a suspect wearing a dark colored sweatshirt running into the woods.

The victim was transported privately to a local area hospital with a single gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective T. Boyce at 302-698-8442. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.