Middletown Police Confirm Two Teens Shot After Football Game, Seeking Witnesses

Middletown Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Bunker Hill Road east of Choptank Road on Friday September 23, 2022.

At approximately 9:15 pm Middletown Police were in the area when they heard shots being fired. Two gunshot victims were located in the area and transported to Christiana
Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Middletown Police Criminal Investigation Unit continues to investigate this case. Police are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Detective Womer at 302-376-9950 or via email at

[email protected].
Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

Breaking Report

Just before 9:20, Friday night rescue crews from the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown, New Castle County Paramedics, Trooper 4, and multiple police agencies responded to Bunker Hill Road in the area of Appoquinimink High School for reports of a shooting.

FSU has learned a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were struck by gunfire at that location. Initial reports are that the male was struck in a lower extremity and the female was seriously injured and airlifted to the trauma center via Trooper 4. Police have not confirmed the injuries or ages of the victims.

The Appoquinimink School District released a statement saying “On Friday evening, an incident occurred off school property, on Bunker Hill Road, with injuries involved. The State Police are investigating and have asked anyone with information to contact the Delaware State Police‚Äôs main number.”

A parent commented on the district’s Facebook page saying “It definitely started on school property even if the actual shooting wasn’t on school property. My son was stuck in the stampede when someone yelled that someone had a gun before a potential fight broke out. My son had no choice but to go with the stampede and leave the stadium in a panick.”

Police arriving at the scene found the female in the area of that roundabout that leads into the school complex. Officers also found a crime scene at that location. It’s not clear where the male victim was found by rescue crews.

This is a developing story

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