Magnolia residence  struck by gunfire

MAGNOLIA — A residence in the 900 block of Peachtree Run was struck by gunfire Wednesday morning, Delaware State Police.

Spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said troopers were dispatched to a shots fired complaint at 10 a.m. and told by a 77-year-old male resident that he heard several loud bangs appearing to be gunshots about nine hours earlier. It was not until later that morning when the victim discovered a bullet hole through one of his windows, police said.

Also in the residence during this incident was the victim’s 73-year-old wife and their 23-year-old grandson. Neither of the residents sustained injuries, police said.

Police asked anyone with information to call the Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit at 698-8443. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at

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