Girl, 15, stable after shooting in Felton

FELTON – A 15-year-old girl was in stable condition after being shot during a party early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The Delaware State Police said the wounded girl was not believed to be the intended target in the incident at approximately 3:19 a.m. in the unit block of Weatherstone Lane.

After a 911 call was made reporting multiple shots fired, troopers arrived on scene, secured the area and contacted several witnesses as they attempted to leave the location.

Shortly afterward, the wounded girl arrived at the Frederica Volunteer Fire Company by privately owned vehicle with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. EMS transported the victim to a local area hospital.

After multiple interviews, detectives found that an argument occurred outside of the residence. As several persons were leaving, the argument escalated into a fight and shots were fired subsequently striking the victim.

The suspect was described as a skinny black male approximately 5-foot-8 to 5-10 tall, 17 to 20 years old with a white T-shirt.

The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit assigned to Troop 3 is investigating the incident. More information would be released when available, authorities said.

Police asked anyone with information contact Detective D. Blomquist at 698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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