Delware State Police Investigating Shooting Incident New Castle

by Pat Haley

New Castle – Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred yesterday evening that left one man wounded.

On Saturday May 22, 2021 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Troopers were notified by Christiana Medical Center (CMC) staff that a male subject checked into the Emergency Department with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Detectives learned through the investigation that the 24-year-old male, of Newark, DE, was walking through the parking lot of New York Fried Chicken, located at 3900 N. duPont Highway, when a black male began shooting at the him numerous times. 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 CMC where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers located eleven shell casings at the scene.

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

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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