Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the New Castle area on Sunday morning.
On September 11, 2022, at approximately 8:52 a.m., troopers responded to the area of Route 273 and North Dupont Highway (Route 13) for a reported shooting. Prior to their arrival, the victim entered the McDonalds, located at 101 South Dupont Highway, New Castle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. Troopers located the 29-year-old male victim of New Castle, DE, who was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment.
Further investigation revealed the incident took place on eastbound Route 273 at the intersection with North Dupont Highway (Route 13). The victim was stopped on eastbound Route 273, at the red traffic signal, in the left turn lane for northbound Route 13. The victim exited his vehicle and approached the driver’s side of the vehicle stopped next to him and had a verbal altercation . The victim was then shot one time in the stomach. The suspect vehicle then fled the scene southbound on Route 13.
The suspect vehicle was described as a four-door sedan. There is no further description of the suspect or vehicle information at this time.
The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Detective Timmons by calling 302-365-8434. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell
Released: 091222 0951