(Bear, DE 19701) Earlier today (September 26) at approximately 3:41 p.m. officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Mario Drive and Rivers End, in the community of Pheasant Run, for a report of a shooting.  When the officers arrived, they learned that two groups of subjects began arguing in the parking lot of Rivers End Plaza which ultimately escalated into gunfire.

The victim, a 19 year old male, suffered a gunshot wound to his lower torso. He was then transported to a local area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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,

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8133). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.