As the victim drove away, all four suspects began shooting at the victim’s vehicle

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Police say the victim drove himself to a neighboring Royal Farms where a clerk rendered aid until troopers arrived.

NEWARK (DE): Delaware State Police say they are investigating a shooting at the Red Roof Inn in Stanton after a man was shot as he drove away from a verbal altercation he had with four other men.

Police say the shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. in the Red Roof Inn parking lot at 415 Stanton Christiana Road.

The victim, a 29-year-old man from New Castle told police he had a verbal exchange with the four men in the parking lot of the hotel as he was walking to his car.

“As the victim drove away from his parking spot, all four suspects began shooting at the victim’s vehicle striking it numerous times.,” Said Jason Hatchell, a Delaware State Police spokesman. “The victim was struck by one bullet in the chest.”

Hatchell said the victim drove himself to a neighboring Royal Farms where a clerk rendered aid until troopers arrived. The victim was then transported to an area hospital and treated for a gunshot wound.

The victim did not know the suspects and police have no suspect information at this time. Police also say there were no other reported injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Conway with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8427. 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. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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