Seaford- The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred just after midnight this morning.
The incident occurred on September 23, 2019 at approximately 12:46 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 23000 block of German Road, Seaford for a shooting. Upon arrival, Troopers located a 40-year-old male victim walking in the vicinity. The victim indicated he had been shot and sustained a single gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Further investigation into this incident revealed that the victim was walking on German Road in the area of his residence when three unknown black males got out of a vehicle, approached him and requested money. When the victim advised that he did not have money, one of the suspects proceeded to pull out a gun and pointed it towards the victim. The suspects forced the victim back to his residence where they proceeded to physically assault him and restrain him from leaving. The suspects proceeded to ransack the residence looking for money. One of the suspects fired a round into the ceiling of the residence. The victim was able to flee through the back yard, when he heard shots being fired and was subsequently struck by one round.
The three suspects were described as black males, between 25-29 years of age.
The investigation is active and ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit, Detective Mills at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of 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. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at firstname.lastname@example.org