Police: Man Working On Car In Hartly Shot Saturday Night

Delaware State Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred late Saturday night sending one victim to the hospital, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the investigation began around 11:43 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022, when an area hospital called the Kent County Emergency Operations Center advising there was a male subject in the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Troopers responded to the hospital and made contact with a neighbor that drove the 25-year-old male victim to the E.R. The neighbor informed the troopers that the victim was working on a vehicle parked outside the victim’s home in the 6000 block of Halltown Road when he was struck by gunfire from someone that drove by in an unknown make and model vehicle. The neighbor also heard the gunshots and was contacted by the victim who ran to the neighbor’s house after he was shot said Fournier.

At this point in the investigation, there is no suspect description and the vehicle could only be described as a black passenger car.