Troopers Update Shooting Near The Newark Service Center

Newark– On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at approximately 9:39 p.m. Delaware State Police responded to a reported shooting at the I-95 service plaza in the area of the Sunoco Gas Station, located at 520 JFK Memorial Highway, according to Public Information Officer, Sergeant Darren Lester.

Lester said the investigation revealed that five victims were traveling northbound on I-95 in the same vehicle in the area of the service plaza. An unknown suspect vehicle traveled past the victim’s car and fired gunshots into the victim’s vehicle. During the shooting, a 16-year-old female victim suffered a gunshot to the abdomen and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. A second victim, a 20-year-old male suffered minor injuries from broken glass, not gunfire as stated by the Delaware State Police in an earlier press release, and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. No other occupants of the vehicle were injured.

After the incident, all occupants of the vehicle exited the vehicle while on I-95 northbound and ran to the Sunoco Gas Station. The victim vehicle came to a rolling stop off the roadway just north of the exit to the service area on the north side. The suspect vehicle continued traveling northbound on I-95 after the incident.

This case remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective R. Strecker with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Major Crimes at 302-365-8413.


Original Report

Newark – Just after 9:30 Wednesday evening, Delaware State Police Troopers were dispatched to the service center, located at 520 JFK Memorial Highway, for reports that two victims were shot. Upon arrival, Troopers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both were treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center.

This case is in the early stages of the investigation and is ongoing. Any information regarding the incident is asked to contact
Det. C. Strecker with Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 302-834-2620.


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