Man shot in parking lot of New York Fried Chicken in New Castle

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A 24-Year-Old man was hospitalized but later released after he was shot walking through a restaurant parking lot in New Castle Saturday evening, Delaware State Police said.

NEW CASTLE (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police say a 24-Year-Old man from Newark was walking through the parking lot of New York Fried Chicken at N. Dupont Highway and Memorial Drive around 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he was shot.

Police didn’t know about the shooting until Christiana Hospital called them to inform them that the victim checked into the Emergency Department with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Detectives arrived at the hospital and interviewed the victim who told them that he was walking through the parking lot of New York Fried Chicken when a black male began shooting at the him numerous times.

Police say, after the suspect shot at the victim, the suspect ran towards Memorial Drive.

The victim was struck once in the upper torso and was transported by a private vehicle to Christiana Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries., police said.

Meanwhile at the scene, Troopers located eleven shell casings.

The suspect suspect was only described as a black male wearing light colored pants, a black T-shirt, and a dark mask covering his face. There were no other reported injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective H. Carroll with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8467.  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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