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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.


*Update* – Troopers investigating shooting incident – Newark


Date Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Newark– On Wednesday May 27, 2020 at approximately 9:39 p.m. Delaware State Police responded to a reported shooting at the I-95 service plaza in the area of the Sunoco Gas Station, located at 520 JFK Memorial Hwy.

The investigation revealed that 5 victims were traveling northbound on I-95 in the same vehicle in the area of the service plaza. An unknown suspect vehicle traveled past the victim’s car and fired gunshots into the victim’s vehicle.  During the shooting, a 16 year old female victim suffered a gunshot to the abdomen and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. A second victim, a 20 year old male suffered minor injuries from broken glass and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. No other occupants of the vehicle were injured.

After the incident all occupants of the vehicle exited the vehicle while on I-95 northbound and ran to the Sunoco Gas Station. The victim vehicle came to a rolling stop off the roadway just north of the exit to the service area on the north side.  The suspect vehicle continued traveling northbound on I-95 after the incident. At this time there is no suspect information or surveillance footage.

This case remains active and ongoing, anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective R. Strecker with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Major Crimes at 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

Troopers Investigating Shooting Incident- Newark

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