Is this resident being targeted in this Little Creek community of 239, or is it just a random act of violence?
LITTLE CREEK (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: There hasn’t been many incidents in this Little Creek Community but imagine being awakened at midnight to the sound of gunfire, confusion, and fear. That’s how some residents who live in this community of 239 awakened on Friday October 15, 2021.
Delaware State Police say they are investigating not one but two shooting incidents that occurred in the 300 block of Main Street.
Police say it was just after midnight when the first round of gunfire was heard by sleeping residents. “Upon further examination, one resident located multiple bullet holes in their house.,” Said Police Sokesman Gary Fournier. “Troopers canvassed the area and discovered 22 spent shell casings on the west side of the residence in the roadway.”
Then two days later, on Sunday October 17, 2021, police were called back just after 4:00 a.m., when once again, residents in the same area were awakened to the sound of gun shots. “The same house that was shot on Friday had more damage from bullets during this occurrence.,” Fournier said. Troopers again canvassed the area, and discovered more than 30 spent shell casings on the west side of the residence in the roadway., Fournier said.
Fournier added, “There were no reported injuries to anyone in the house during either event and here are no surveillance images available at this time.”
The suspects are described as three males wearing dark colored clothing. After firing the rounds, the suspects entered into two separate light colored sedans and fled northbound on Bayside Drive (SR9) police said.
The investigation is in its early stages, anyone with information regarding these incidents should contact Detective K. Diaz by calling 302-698-8443. 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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.