The Delaware State Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a 30-year old Ellendale woman with two gunshot wounds. Troopers responded to a shots fired complaint this morning at approximately 12:40 a.m. at a residence in the 21000 block of San Filippo Road, east of Bridgeville.


The Delaware State Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a 30-year old Ellendale woman with two gunshot wounds. Troopers responded to a shots fired complaint this morning at approximately 12:40 a.m. at a residence in the 21000 block of San Filippo Road, east of Bridgeville.

When troopers arrived they found the 30-year old victim had suffered two gun shot wounds to her buttocks. The investigation has revealed she was lying in bed with a male friend watching television when two shots were fired through a glass bedroom window striking the victim.

The victim and the male acquaintance immediately got on the floor and called 911. Medical personnel were summonsed and transported to female to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury where she is in stable condition. It should also be known that the victim is pregnant and the male was not injured. 

Investigating troopers observed a single set of footprints left in the snow from the culprit that indicates the suspect parked an unknown vehicle down the road from the home and walked up to the bedroom window and committed the crime. These same footprints were tracked back to the same area where detectives believe a get away vehicle was parked.

This incident remains under investigation and when additional facts are known, including any further suspect information, they will be provided. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call detectives at Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.