Woman struck in face by gunfire; three arrested for altercations in Laurel area

LAUREL – Three persons were arrested in connection with altercations early Sunday morning at the Legends Night Club on County Seat Highway and the Oasis Travel Plaza and Royal Farms on Sussex Highway.

Gunshots were fired during the altercation at the Legends and a 25-year-old Millsboro woman was struck in the face, causing non-life threatening injuries, according to Laurel Police Department spokesman PFC Christopher Story.

Randall Harris, 23, of Dover, and Tevin Whaley, 23, of Ellendale, Delaware were arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Also arrested was Lewis Foreman, 20, of Dover for disorderly conduct.

Investigations revealed as patrons were exiting the night club, a physical altercation occurred between several male suspects and during the altercation, several shots were fired and the female was shot in the face with a small caliber handgun while she was walking across the parking lot.  She was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for further non-life threatening treatment and evaluations.

Police discovered during the investigation that an occupied vehicle parked in the immediate area was struck with several fired rounds, but there no injuries were reported.

The altercation continued in the parking lot of the Royal Farms and Oasis Truck Stop on U.S. 13, PFC Story said.

Mr. Whaley was released with an unsecured bond pending a future court date. Mr. Harris provided law enforcement personnel false information because he also had active warrants for his arrest issued out of Justice of the Peace Court 7, PFC Story said.  Mr. Harris received further charges of criminal impersonation and possession of ammunition by a person prohibited. Mr. Harris was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of a secured bond.

Mr. Foreman, who had active warrants issued for his arrest out of Kent County Family Court and Delaware State Police Troop 6, was committed to SCI in default of a secured bond as well, PFC Story said.

Investigation is ongoing and several suspects are being sought.

Anyone with any further information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Laurel Police Department at 875-2244.

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