Two shot after Frederica house party

FREDERICA — Two people were shot early Sunday while leaving a house a party west of Frederica.

Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the incident occurred at approximately 12:31 a.m. in the 4000 block of Johnny Cake Landing Road, as a 911 call was made reporting multiple shots fired.

Troopers arrived on the scene, secured the area and contacted several witnesses as they allegedly attempted to leave the location.

Shortly after the report of shots fired, two victims, a 20-year-old and 19-year-old arrived at Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds in privately owned vehicles.

Sgt. Bratz said the victims arrived separately and did not know each other but attended the same party on Johnny Cake Landing Road in Frederica.

Both victims sustained gunshot wounds to the torso and were treated and released.

Sgt. Bratz said Delaware State Police detectives conducted multiple interviews which revealed that an argument occurred outside of the residence. As several people were leaving, the argument escalated into a fight and shots were allegedly fired that struck the victims.

The victims were not believed to be the intended targets of the shooting, Sgt. Bratz said.

No suspect information was released Sunday.

The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit assigned to Troop 3 is investigating the incident with the investigation the early stages.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective D. Blomquist at 302-698-8426.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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