Man, 65, shot while sleeping in car in Ellendale

December 28, 2023

A man was shot in the arm Dec. 26 while sleeping in a car in Ellendale.

Delaware State Police responded at 7:08 a.m. to a home in the 18000 block of New Hope Road in Ellendale for a report of a shooting, police said. Troopers learned a 65-year-old man was struck once in the arm while sleeping in a car with two others – a man and woman, both 34.

The injured man was taken to an area hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported and there is no suspect information available, police said.

Troop 4 Criminal Investigations detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact Detective D. Hickman at 302-752-3856; send a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police; or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.


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