Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Into Elderly Couple’s Home

Magnolia– The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shots fired complaint in which a residence was struck, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident was reported on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 900 block of Peachtree Run for a report of a residence being struck by gunfire.

Upon arrival, troopers contacted a 77-year-old male resident who advised that at approximately 1:00 a.m. he heard several loud bangs that appeared to be gunshots. It was not until later that morning when the victim discovered a bullet hole through one of his windows. Also in the residence during this incident was the victim’s 73-year-old wife and their 23-year-old grandson. Neither of the residents sustained injuries.

This case continues to remain under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 3, Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-698-8443. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at


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