Video – Police Release Richardson Park Shooting Details

Richardson Park – New Castle County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on North Lake Street this afternoon. Police say at approximately 01:07 PM, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the scene for a shooting that had just occurred.

Upon their arrival, officers learned that an 18-year-old male was shot and subsequently transported to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital in Stanton, where he is listed in stable condition.

Early indications are that the man was shot in the back one time.

One of our reader’s received a text from her mother, a resident of Richardson Park, shortly after the shooting to say she heard 4 gunshots in the area of Glenrich Avenue and Lake Street.

Several police cars, along with a paramedic vehicle, were inside and area cordonded off with police tape on Lake Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Glenrich Avenue. About five blocks away on Lake Street at least two bullet casings were at the intersection at Matthes Avenue.

Police have cordonded off two locations with police tape along Lake Street while they investigate the scene.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation.

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det Joshua Smith at (302) 395-8110 or Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

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 New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8135, (302)-395-8193 or (302)-395-8117

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