Police investigate shooting that sent one man to hospital

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A MALE VICTIM was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was treated at the scene by EMS and transported to a local hospital for treatment.


NEW CASTLE (DE): A 30 year-old man is suffering from gunshot wounds after he was shot by an unknown person at the Best Night Inn near New Castle Friday night, police said.

Troopers arrived at the motel located at 1200 West Avenue near New Castle shortly after 6:15 p.m. Friday evening, after receiving calls about “shots fired” at the motel. When troopers arrived they found a 30 year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper and lower extremities, police said.

According to police spokesman, Richard Bratz, “the victim was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to a local area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. No suspect information could be provided at this time.”

Delaware Newsline was at the scene and a male was seen being escorted by troopers to awaiting police units in handcuffs. No one at the scene would speak to the media about the incident.

Story highlights

  • Male victim shot in the upper and lower extremities.
  • A possible suspect was seen being escorted away from the scene in handcuffs.
  • Police investigation is ongoing at this time.


POLICE NEED YOUR HELP! If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Troop 2 at 302-365-8467. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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 Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us


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