Yesterday, (January 18, 2019) officers from the New Castle Division of Police were dispatched to the community of Wellington Woods for a report of a shooting.

When the officers arrived they found a 16-year-old victim and transported him to a local area hospital.  There, the victim was treated for two gunshot wounds to his lower extremities.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det Michael McNasby at (302) 395-8110 or Michael.McNasby@newcastlede.gov.  Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a 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.