Woman arrested after being injured in shooting incident

DOVER — An 18-year-old woman was injured Saturday after being shot while sitting in a vehicle Saturday night at Alder Park in Dover.

Delaware State Police said the incident was reported around 11:12 p.m. when troopers received a call that an 18-year-old female had arrived at a local area hospital with a gunshot wound to her upper torso.

The female was sitting in a vehicle when a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants ran toward the vehicle and began shooting in her direction before fleeing the scene. The female exited the vehicle and an unknown subject provided her a ride to a local area hospital. It was determined another male subject was in the vehicle during the incident and possibly sustained injury. He fled the area in an unknown direction and did not respond to the hospital, police said.

The female sustained a graze wound to her upper torso and the round did not penetrate her body. It was also determined the female provided a fictitious name due to the fact that she had an active FTA capias on weapons charges. Once she was cleared from the hospital she was transported Delaware State Police Troop 3, Camden where she was arraigned on her active capias and committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of her bail.

This case continues to remain under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 3, Criminal Investigations Unit, Detective Nash at 698-8444. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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