State Police Investigate Shooting at New Castle Motel – Delaware State Police

Release Date: Sunday, 16 June 2024

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning at the Red Roof Inn & Suites in New Castle.

On June 16, 2024, at approximately 3:33 a.m., officers responded to a shooting at the Red Roof Inn & Suites, 1612 N. Dupont Highway. When officers arrived on the scene, they learned that a 20-year-old male victim had been transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm.

A preliminary investigation revealed that several people had gathered at the motel after attending a local concert. During this gathering, the victim and an unknown suspect got into an argument. The altercation escalated and the suspect fired one shot at the victim before fleeing the scene.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigation Division is continuing its investigation and is urging anyone who witnessed the shooting or has relevant information to contact Detective G. Rash at (302) 365-8427. Information can also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or has lost a loved one to a sudden death and needs help, the Delaware State Police Victim Assistance Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer support and resources through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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