Police Investigate Shooting

New Castle County Police are actively investigating a shooting that occurred in the community of Wellington Woods.

(Newark, Del. – 19702) On Friday (September 30) at about 11:30 p.m., New Castle County Police patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Auckland Dr. in reference to a shots-fired complaint.  Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting in the 300 block of Auckland Dr.  Officers were advised that a 20-year-old male victim, suffering a gunshot wound to his back, had arrived at an area hospital and was transported there by personal vehicle.  The victim was treated and released.

Detectives responded to the scene and have assumed the investigation.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes investigated by this agency.