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17-Year-Old Teen Struck By Gunfire Near Newark

Just after 4:30 Monday evening, officers from the New Castle Divison of Police Patrol Division were dispatched to the unit block of Winterhaven Drive in the community of Autumn Park Apartments for a reported shooting.

When the officers arrived they found a 17-year-old victim. The patient was transported to a local area hospital, according to police. There he was treated for a single gunshot wound to a lower extremity.

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

Breaking Report

Glasgow – Just after 4:40 this afternoon rescue crews from Aetna, Hose, Hook, and Ladder, along with New Castle County Paramedics and Police responded to the unit block of Winterhaven Drive for reports of a shooting.

Early reports from the scene indicated that one person may have been shot and police were searching for suspects in the area.

The shooting is believed to have occurred in the parking lot of the Crossing Apartments. As the shots rang out the victim and the suspect(s) fled through a nearby apartment building, according to reports. The victim was able to run to a nearby apartment and ask for help.

It’s unclear if the victim was struck or what injuries they may have suffered.

New Castle County Police remain tight-lipped as they work to investigate the scene.

Trooper 4 originally dispatched to transport the patient did not land. The helicopter remained in the air searching for the suspect(s).

We are working to gather more information.


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