Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred shortly after midnight outside The Pond Bar and Grill in Rehoboth Beach, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.
Fournier said on November 21, 2021, at approximately 12:06 a.m., troopers responded to The Pond Bar and Grill, located at 19266 Coastal Highway, for a report of subjects fighting in the parking lot. Within two minutes, Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) updated the responding troopers that shots had been fired. Upon their arrival, it was determined one male victim had been shot during the fight but had already been transported by private vehicle to Beebe Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his leg. The wound is considered to be non-life-threatening. No other victims were located at the scene.
A search of the crime scene was conducted and 32 shell casings were located in the parking lot. Two vehicles were struck as well as the front window of the bar. It was later determined that a round struck a second-floor room in the Comfort Inn next door.
At approximately 12:24 a.m. another call was received by the Emergency Operations Center advising there were shots fired at the Wawa located at 35436 Wolfe Neck Road in Rehoboth. In this incident, there were no reported victims of the gunfire, Several empty shell casings were located outside the business in the parking lot.
Due to the short time frame between the two incidents, Troopers think the two shootings may be linked.