Police investigate series of shootings Sunday morning in Rehoboth

Delaware State Police are investigating a series of shootings Sunday morning in Rehoboth Beach.

According to Delaware State Police, the incident occurred just after midnight, Sunday as troopers were called to respond to The Pond Bar and Grill on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth for reports of fighting in the parking lot.

Within two minutes, police say dispatchers notified responding troopers that shots had been fired.

Police arrived and discovered that one male victim had been shot during the commotion, but had already left the scene and drove to Beebe Medical Center where he was treated with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The wound is considered to be non-life-threatening and there were no other victims, police said.

A search of the crime scene was conducted and 32 shell casings were located in the parking lot. Two vehicles were struck as well as the front window of the bar. Police later determined that one of the rounds struck a second floor room in the Comfort Inn just next door.

Police say a second call was received around 12:24 a.m. advising that shots had been fired at the Wawa on Wolfe Neck Road in Rehoboth. There were no reported victims and several empty shell casings were located outside the business in the parking lot.

Due to the short time frame between the two incidents, police believe the shootings may be linked.

There are no surveillance photographs or suspect information available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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