Update: Man Found Lying In The Street Was Shot In The Torso


Earlier this evening, May 25, at 7:15 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Kemper Drive, in the community of Sparrow Run for the report of a man lying in the roadway.

When the officers arrived on the scene, they located a 42-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

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

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Christopher Rau (Christopher.Rau@newcastlede.gov.) or New Castle County Division of Police at (302) 395-8110.

Breaking Report

Newark – At 7:14 Monday evening rescue crews along with over a dozen police officers responded to the 300 block Kemper Drive for reports of a shooting.

At least one patient has been transported to the Trauma Center in serious condition.

Trooper 4, also dispatch to the scene, was hovering over the scene. It’s not clear if they were searching for someone.


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