Police say the incident occurred late Wednesday evening.

The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred late Wednesday evening in Greenwood.

On Thursday, August 30, at approximately 1:52 a.m., troopers responded to the 100 block of Unity Lane for a late-reported shooting. Upon arrival, troopers learned that a 55-year-old male had been shot in his lower extremity, on Wednesday, August 29, sometime between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Further investigation revealed that the victim was outside of his residence when he heard a female screaming near an abandoned house. The victim indicated that he walked toward the screaming when he observed it to be coming from inside of a dark colored pick-up truck. The truck was parked in a driveway of an abandoned house on Unity Lane. The victim approached the vehicle to check on the occupants when someone from inside the truck fired a single gunshot.

The victim returned to his residence where he later realized he had been shot. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he is being treated for a single gun shot wound.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Troop 3, Detective D. Blomquist at 302-698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.