Two dirt bike riders shot at in Miller Road Shopping Center

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A gunman opened fire on police who was attempting to arrest him on a fugitive warrant, leading to an hour’s long standoff with SWAT members in Salem, New Jersey.

Two dirt bike riders were shot at but not hit Saturday while riding in the Miller Road Shopping Center and police are trying to identify the suspect.

Wilmington: Officials say that officers were dispatched to the Miller Road Shopping Center on Saturday around 5:30 Pm. for a report of a shooting that had taken place in the parking lot.

“Troopers responded to the parking lot of the Home Depot, located at 3602 Miller Rd., for the report of possible gunshots in the area.”, said police spokesman, Michael Austin.

“The investigation determined that a male suspect who was in the parking lot fired multiple rounds from a handgun in the direction of two subjects who were riding dirt bikes in the parking lot. Multiple 9mm shell casings were recovered from the parking lot.”, Austin said.

Police say after the shots were fired the subjects on the dirt bikes fled northbound on Miller Rd. The male subject who fired the shots fled on foot towards the Pebble Hill Apartment complex. The shooting suspect was described as a tall, thin black male, 15-20 years of age, wearing all dark clothing to include a cloth concealing his face.

“At this time there have been no reported injuries related to this incident and the identities of the subjects on the dirt bikes remain unknown.”, Austin said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. A. Ali at Troop 1 by calling 302-761-6677. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet.

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.

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