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Police: Man charged after firing shots in neighborhood

December 22, 2021 GMT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man accused of firing a handgun as he walked through his neighborhood, striking homes and vehicles, is charged with reckless endangering and weapons offenses, New Castle County police said.

Officers were called to East Salisbury Drive in the Edgemoore Terrace community on Tuesday for a report of a person shooting a gun and were notified of other reports of gunfire nearby, police said in a news release on Wednesday.

When officers arrived, they set up a perimeter and found the suspect, Paul Farren, 48, armed with a handgun, police said. Farren complied with the officers’ instructions and was taken into custody without incident. No one was injured during this incident.

Investigators learned that Farren fired rounds inside his home before walking outside and two homes and multiple vehicles had been struck by gunfire, police said.

Farren was taken to police headquarters and charged with eight counts of felony first-degree reckless endangering, one count of felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and other offenses.

Farren is being held on more than $111,000 cash bail. It’s not known if he has an attorney.