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Delaware State Police Investigating a Shooting at Wawa – New Castle


Date Posted: Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

New Castle– The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred on August 11, 2020, at approximately 11:22 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Wawa located at 1515 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, it was discovered a 36 year-old female, of Wilmington, DE, who was operating a Chrysler Pacifica with a 16 year-old male from Wilmington, DE, and a 17 year-old male from New Castle, were shot at while reversing out of a parking spot. Further investigation revealed a white Ford Edge that was parked near the Pacifica, reversed simultaneously and the front passenger of the Edge began shooting at the victims. The vehicle was struck with multiple rounds on the driver side of the vehicle. In total there were six rounds of a .40 caliber that were fired at the victims.

No one was shot and there are no reported injuries.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit, Detective Lloyd at 302-365-8411. 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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