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Delaware State Police Investigating Shooting Incident- New Castle


Date Posted: Saturday, September 11th, 2021

New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Saturday morning in New Castle.

On September 11, 2021, at approximately 1:36 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the area of East Hazeldell Avenue and North DuPont Highway (US 13) for a shooting. The investigation determined a large crowd was in the area fighting when a 25-year-old male from New Jersey was shot multiple times. The victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.

There is currently no suspect or surveillance photographs available.

This case remains an active and ongoing investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit. Troopers are asking anyone who has information regarding this case to contact Detective Brian Timmons by calling 302-365-8434. 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 a 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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at Debra.Reed@delaware.gov.

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