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17-year-old girl killed in double shooting in Delaware – NBC10 Philadelphia

17-year-old girl killed in double shooting in Delaware – NBC10 Philadelphia

Delaware State Police have identified 17-year-old Ahniya Coverdale as the victim of a shooting that occurred in Delaware on June 9.

The incident occurred on Sunday, June 9, around 4:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of North Old State Road in Ellendale, Delaware.

A fight broke out between several people near a community center, after which an unidentified suspect pulled out a gun and fired into the crowd, investigators said.

Coverdale, of Harrington, Delaware, and a 19-year-old man were both shot. She was later taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to hospital where he was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police have not yet released a description of the suspects and are continuing to investigate.

If you have any information about the shooting, contact Detective M. Csapo at 302-741-2729. You can also send a Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

Anyone who is a victim or witness of a crime or has lost a loved one to a sudden death and needs assistance should contact the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461).

You can also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected]