Deputies shot at while responding to Maryland block party

SALISBURY, MD – On Monday, just past midnight, a deputy responded to the reports of shots being fired in the vicinity of Chippewa Boulevard and Kiowa Avenue in Salisbury.

Upon arriving at the area of the complaint, the responding deputy immediately came under fire. It is presumed the gunshot that impacted the marked Sheriff’s Office vehicle in the driver’s door was fired out of a sedan that was leaving the area upon the arrival of the deputy.

The deputy was not injured in this incident.

Additional responding deputies observed what they believed to be the involved suspect vehicle as it fled the area and attempted to stop it. Instead of stopping, the operator of this suspect vehicle turned off the vehicle’s lights and attempted to flee from the deputies.

Deputies were able to pursue the suspect vehicle to the rear parking lot of the 7-11 at the intersection of Salisbury Parkway and Nanticoke Road at which point the occupants bailed out of the vehicle and began fleeing on foot. The deputies were able to detain two individuals from the vehicle that were believed involved in the incident.

An investigation of this incident revealed there was a large block party that attracted a crowd of about 200 in the Chippewa Boulevard area for the Independence Day celebration. As the party progressed and as midnight approached, an altercation began and gunshots began ringing out. Investigation of this scene revealed evidence that over 100 shots were fired. It has since been discovered that multiple homes and vehicles in the area were struck by this gunfire, but at this time there have been no reports of any injuries.

This incident is being actively investigated by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Clark at 410-548-4891.

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