Man Hospitalized After Suspects Shoot Into Vehicle

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Sunday night in the Georgetown area, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on October 31, 2021, at approximately 9:07 p.m., troopers responded to Dupont Blvd (US 113) and Hardscrabble Road in Georgetown for an individual with a gunshot wound in the leg. The investigation determined a 22-year-old Millsboro man and a 25-year-old Millsboro woman were driving in the area of the 20000 block of Asketum Branch Road when a confrontation took place between the 22-year-old male and individuals in another vehicle. During the altercation, an unknown suspect shot multiple rounds, striking the male once in the leg. All individuals then fled the area. At US 113 and Hardscrabble Road, the victim contacted a paramedic unit that was stopped at the intersection. He was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Troopers responded to the location of the shooting, and a search of the crime scene was conducted. Evidence was located in the roadway related to the shooting.