Teen shot in Brookhaven Park in Newark

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A teen is in stable condition after being shot in a park in the Brookhaven development in Newark, earlier this evening.

Newark (DE): Police say that patrol officers were dispatched to the parkland on Green Ridge Drive in Brookhaven around 8:15 pm for a report of a shooting.

According to police spokesman Michel Eckerd, “When the units arrived they found a 16-year-old male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.  He was transported to a local area hospital where was listed in stable condition.” 

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

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Christopher Rau at 302-395-8110 or Christopher.Rau@newcastlede.gov. 

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police. 

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