Shooting reported in Laurel apartment complex


LAUREL — Delaware State Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday at the Carvel Gardens Apartments.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:44 p.m. when the Laurel Police Department with the assistance of Troop 5 patrol units responded to the area of the 200 building in Carvel Gardens Apartments for a shooting. Upon arrival, units discovered an 18-year-old male victim from Laurel, on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police said. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later flown to a local area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

A second victim, 22-year-old male who fled the scene, was later identified at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He suffered lacerations to his hand and face, and was treated and released, police said.

Preliminary investigation has determined that an altercation took place between multiple subjects in the area when the victim was subsequently shot by an unknown suspect.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Detective K. Archer at 752-3791. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at

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