14-Year-Old shot in drive-by shooting at Best Knights Inn

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Investigators say a dark colored sedan drove through the parking lot and multiple gunshots were fired from the front passenger side of the vehicle.

NEW CASTLE (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A 14-Year-Old boy was shot but not seriously injured in what police are calling a drive-by shooting incident at a New Castle motel.

Police say the shooting happened on June 13, 2022, at approximately 7:30 p.m.. Troopers responded to the shooting scene at the Best Night Inn located at 1200 West Avenue, New Castle, police said.

Investigators say a dark colored sedan drove through the parking lot and multiple gunshots were fired from the front passenger side of the vehicle. That’s when a 14-year-old juvenile male was struck one time in the lower extremities.

Following the shooting, the sedan then fled southbound on West Avenue.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police say there were no other reported injuries.

There is currently no description of the suspect and no surveillance images are available.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigation Unit is currently investigating this incident. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Carroll by calling 302-365-8467. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com

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