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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Milford Man Shot in Stomach Wants Suspects Caught

MILFORD, Del.- A Milford man was shot and wounded while simply bicycling home from a fast-food restaurant Sunday afternoon.
Police said 63-year-old Michael McCole was crossing over North DuPont Highway when he heard the sounds of shots fired.
McCole told police he was shot and was able to call for help with the assistance of some neighbors.
He said he does not have a clue who shot him or why.
"I thought it was over, I really did," McCole said about the moments he realized he was hit on the right side of his stomach.
McCole's neighbors said they are glad their friend and neighbor will recover but are a bit on edge when it comes to their safety and the safety of their children."
"It's pretty scary to know something like that happens around here you know," said Kerri Oakes. "It kind of makes you wonder what the circumstances are and you know just for the children that are around here for their safety."
Christina Macklin said she and her fiance will be extra careful about their surroundings.
"Not walking by our selves and not going out late at night by ourselves," said Macklin, "Some of us have already made a pact here that we are going to walk together."
McCole said he just wants the suspects caught before they hurt someone else.
"It's a hard thing to get over because now I am scared," he said. "I'm scared to go out on my bike. I'm just scared, I am."
Milford police are continuing their investigation in this case. They are looking for one woman and two men who were seen leaving the scene of the shooting incident in an older model dark-colored sports utility vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Milford Police Department at (302) 422-8081

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