Delaware State Police Investigating Shooting in Ellendale Neighborhood


Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday morning in a neighborhood in Ellendale. Police say that on December 26th at shortly after 7 a.m., troopers responded to a home on New Hope Road for a report of a shooting. When troopers arrived, they learned that a 65-year-old man, a 34-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, were sleeping in a car when someone fired several rounds at the car striking the 65-year-old man once in the arm. He was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported and there is no information on the shooter is available at this time. Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Detectives are still investigating this shooting.

Additional Information from Delaware State Police:

Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Hickman by calling 302-752-3856. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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 need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at