Passenger riding with food delivery driver shot following carjacking

A passenger riding along with a food delivery driver was carjacked and shot while the driver was making a food delivery to a home said New Castle County police.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: New Castle County Police say they are investigating a carjacking and shooting that injured a 31-Year-Old man early Friday morning.

Police say officers were dispatched to the area of Beeson Ave, in the community of Hillcrest for a report of a carjacking & shooting that had just occurred.

“When the officers arrived, they discovered a 31-year-old victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he is listed in stable condition.,” Said police spokesman Garcia Lopez.

According to police, the 31-year-old victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a gray Nissan Altima as the driver was making a food delivery to a residence.

Police say as the passenger waited for the driver to return, he was approached by two black males who demanded he exit the vehicle. When the passenger got out of the vehicle, the suspects then stole the vehicle and fled the area, but the suspects returned to the area and demanded the Key FOB for the vehicle and began shooting at the victims.

The victim was struck, and the vehicle fled towards Edgemoor Road., Lopez said.

The suspects are described as 2 black males wearing all black, thin build. The first suspect is described as being 5’7 or 5’8 and the second subject is described as being 5’11 or 6′.

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Christopher Rau (Christopher.Rau@newcastlede.gov.) or New Castle County Division of Police at (302) 395-8110.

Additionally, if you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

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