Woman Shot In Newark-Area Strip Mall Thursday

Newark – Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred yesterday evening that left one woman wounded, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on Thursday, July 01, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., troopers responded to the Cigarette Outlet located at 13 Salem Village Square, Newark, for a shooting investigation. Troopers determined two male suspects were approached by a 19-year-old female victim inside the store and engaged in a verbal altercation. Once outside the store, one suspect walked to his vehicle parked in the fire lane and retrieved a handgun. The suspect then began firing at the victim. The suspects then fled the scene. The victim was treated and released at an area hospital for a graze wound to her lower extremity.

Troopers located five spent shell casings at scene. There were no other reported injuries.

The suspects were described as black males wearing all dark clothing.

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