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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Newark- Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred early this morning that left one man wounded.
The incident occurred on January 1, 2021, at approximately 12:16 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Red Roof Inn located at 415 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, in reference to a shooting. Investigation has determined a 29-year-old male from New Castle, had a verbal exchange with four unknown male suspects in the parking lot as he was walking to his car. As the victim drove away from his parking spot, all four suspects began shooting at the victim’s vehicle striking it numerous times. The victim was struck by one bullet in the chest. He drove to the neighboring Royal Farms where a clerk rendered aid until troopers arrived. The victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for a gunshot wound.
There is no suspect information at this time and no other reported injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Conway with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8427. 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
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