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Troopers Investigating Shooting – New Castle


Date Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the New Castle neighborhood of Minquadale, early this afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined that at approximately 12:37 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, a 2o year old male was seated in the driver’s seat of his vehicle which was parked in the area of Hazeldell Avenue and Milford St., Minquadale. An unknown suspect fired a single round into the vehicle striking the victim. An adult male passenger who was also in the front seat was not injured. The male victim drove himself to an area hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his shoulder.

There is no suspect description nor motive for the shooting at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective R. Strecker of the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 302-365-8413.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://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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