Four people injured, one dead in Sunday shooting

Posted 10/10/21

DOVER — A shooting that occurred Sunday morning left one man dead and four people injured, according to Delaware State Police.  

On Oct. 10, at about 1:03 a.m., troopers were …

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Four people injured, one dead in Sunday shooting

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DOVER — A shooting that occurred Sunday morning has left one man dead and four people injured, according to Delaware State Police.  

On Oct. 10, at about 1:03 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Nathaniel Mitchell Road, for a report of a shooting, police say. Upon arrival, troopers located three males and two females who all suffered gunshot wounds.

All victims were transported to Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus for treatment. At the hospital, a 22-year-old male victim was pronounced dead, police say. Identification is pending notification to next of kin. 

The two other males ages 25 and 19 are in stable condition, police say. A 25-year-old female victim was transported from Bayhealth to Christiana Hospital in critical condition, police say, and the other 19-year-old female was treated and released.

According to police, the initial investigation revealed that there was a party at the residence on Nathaniel Mitchell Road where subjects were standing in front of the residence. A vehicle allegeldy approached the residence with an unknown number of occupants. 

At that time, numerous rounds were fired at the partygoers standing in front of the residence resulting in five people being struck, police say. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

According to police, there is currently no suspect information available.

This case remains an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Sergeant Yeich by calling 302-741-2703.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). 

You may also email the unit director at Debra.Reed@delaware.gov.