Residents in New Castle County, Delaware, are still hurting after a Halloween night gunshot that injured three people, two of whom were teenagers.
“I’m still traumatised as a result of it.” “I can’t stop thinking about it,” Alyssa Brady of Newark, Delaware, said.
Brady is one of numerous trick-or-treaters who fled for their lives on Halloween night in Newark’s Salem Woods neighbourhood.
“I didn’t know if we were going to get shot,” Brady, 16, added. “I didn’t know how we planned to get out of there as this is a cul de sac.”
Brady and her siblings hid behind Kristen Sullivan’s house until the next day, when she returned to offer flowers.
“I just wanted to thank them because it was just so sweet of them,” Brady remarked.
“The fact that the young girl brought me flowers made my day,” Sullivan added, as she attempted to shield the dozens of children who ran towards her house. “I was in mom mode.”
Sullivan said she and other neighbours fed the teens and built a fire to keep them warm while they waited for the scene to clear.
“We did the best we could with the situation we had,” Sullivan explained.
According to New Castle County police, shots were fired just before 8 p.m. on the 100 block of Alvin Drive.
According to authorities, a 16-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy, and a 20-year-old lady were shot.
They are all stated as being in good health.
“Kids were laying on the ground, screaming in pain, and it was just awful,” one homeowner recounted. “It was not something I ever want to hear again.”
“You can’t take a gunshot back. It’s heartbreaking. It’s a pity. “It’s terrifying,” Sullivan remarked.
“We just happened to be lucky.” “It’s pure luck that no one was hurt,” said Herve Victor, who lives immediately adjacent to the murder scene.
Victor and his family were handing out candy when he abruptly unlocked his door, allowing numerous children to flee.
However, a bullet damaged his car glass, and another blasted through his three walls, mattress and hoover.
“We never had anything like this, not even close,” stated Victor with a laugh. “It gives you shivers.” I’m more concerned that my grandchildren may have nightmares about it because they were screaming and shouting.”
“It makes me sad that anyone was injured,” Brady remarked. “We don’t live in this neighbourhood. This is a wonderful neighbourhood.”
Contact New Castle County investigators if you have any information or videos of the shooting.