The Smyrna Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Summer Drive at approximately 3:15 am Friday morning.

Police were dispatched to the area for a report of a disorderly man. Prior to the police arriving at the scene, the man fled his residence and had a confrontation with a neighbor. During the confrontation, the neighbor fired a handgun and the bullet struck the disorderly man in the chest. Police arrived on the scene and the shooting victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover by Ambulance 64 where he later underwent surgery for his wound.

There is no further information at this time as this investigation continues.