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Troopers Investigating Shooting-New Castle


Date Posted: Friday, July 13th, 2018

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New Castle – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred this evening.

The preliminary investigation has determined that on Friday, July 13, 2018 at approximately 6:18 p.m., troopers responded to the Best Night Inn located at 1200 West Avenue, New Castle where a 30-year-old male victim was located with gunshot wounds to the upper and lower extremities.

The victim was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to a local area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. No suspect information could be provided at this time.

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 2 at 302-365-8467. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us. 

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071318 2111

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