Troopers Release Details In Fairfax Grocery Store Shooting

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred outside of a Wilmington area grocery store on Friday night, according to Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on October 21, 2022, at approximately 7:10 p.m., troopers responded to the ACME, located at 1901 Concord Pike, Wilmington regarding a shooting that had occurred. The investigation showed that unknown suspect(s) parked their vehicle near the victim’s vehicle in the parking lot. The 36-year-old male victim from Wilmington was returning to his vehicle when the suspect(s) fired a round striking the victim in his neck. The victim was transported to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. No other individuals were injured.

There is currently no description of the suspect(s), and no surveillance images are available. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a silver or gray 4-door mid-size SUV.

Troopers did not say if they believe this shooting was a targeted shooting or if was a random act.

FSU has learned additional details surrounding the victim’s injuries, however, we are withholding those detail to allow investigators to do their job.

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