Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred late last night north of Milton.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Wednesday, July 5, at about 10:30 p.m., when troopers responded to the 12,000 block of Reynolds Road, in Milton, to a report of a male subject that had been shot. Upon arrival, troopers learned that a 21-year-old male had been shot in the upper torso and was taken from the scene by privately owned vehicle to the Milton Fire Department. The victim was then transported to the hospital by EMS, where he was admitted in stable condition.

Through further investigation, troopers learned that several subjects arrived at the Reynolds Road address to fight another subject when an unknown male fired multiple shots, striking the victim once in the upper torso.

No other individuals were injured as a result of this incident.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective R. Truitt at 302-752-3813. 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.”