Although the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident appears to be road rage related, police have not ruled it as such.
NEW CASTLE (DE): Delaware State Police are investigating an early Thursday evening shooting that injured multiple people on Boulden Blvd near New Castle.
Police originally did not say if the incident was being investigated as road rage but on Friday, Delaware State Police confirmed to Delaware Newsline that it is in fact being investigated as a road rage incident.
Police say that the shooting occurred Thursday December 10, 2020, at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Boulden Blvd and Boulden Circle.
Boulden Blvd gets it’s fair share of traffic volume between North Dupont Highway and Moores Lane near New Castle.
According to police, Troopers responded to the area for a report of a shooting. Arriving Troopers found a white GMC Terrain with five men suffering from gunshot wounds.
Police say the incident began to unfold as a 19-year-old male victim of New Castle was operating a white GMC Terrain and stopped for a red light on northbound Boulden Circle waiting to make a left turn onto Boulden Blvd.
“While waiting for the light to change, an unknown dark colored vehicle proceeded to fire several bullets into the white GMC Terrain striking the operator and two other passengers, a 24-year-old male and a 20-year-old male of New Castle, inside of the vehicle.,” Said police spokesman Jason Hatchell. “After the shooting, the white GMC Terrain traveled onto westbound Boulden Blvd until striking an embankment in the area of Matassino Road and became disabled.,”
After being treated by EMS and New Castle County Paramedics, the victims were transported from the scene to an area hospital for medical treatment.
Police have no suspect information other than the suspect’s vehicle which was described as a dark colored vehicle.
Investigators have located two shell casings from the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Det. Tenebruso, Delaware State Police Troop 2 at 302-365-8435. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.