Two Teens Shot In Ellendale, One Fatally

Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Ellendale yesterday afternoon.

Officials said on June 9, 2024, at approximately 4:30 p.m., troopers responded to an area near the Ellendale Community Center, located on North Old State Road, for a shooting.

When troopers arrived, they learned that a 17-year-old female had been shot and taken to the Ellendale Fire Company. The victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where she died. Her name is being withheld until her family is notified.

A second victim, a 19-year-old man, later responded to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation showed that a fight broke out between several people at the community center when an unknown suspect pulled a gun and fired shots into the crowd hitting the two victims police said.