(Newark, De 19702) Yesterday, February 5, 2019 officers from the New Castle Division of Police were dispatched to the community of Sparrow Run for a report of a shooting.

When the officers arrived they located a 16-year-old male victim. The teen was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated for a non-life threating gunshot wound to his upper extremities.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and 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 Jon Adams at (302) 395-8110 or Jonathan.Adams@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.