(Newark, DE 19711) Earlier tonight (Mar 30) at approximately 8:15 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of the parkland on Green Ridge Drive, in the community of Brookhaven, for the report of a shooting just occurred.  

When the units arrived they found a 16-year-old male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.  He was transported to a local area hospital where was listed in stable condition. 

Detectives from the New Castle Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.   

This is an active and ongoing investigation, additional updates to follow.

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Christopher Rau at 302-395-8110 or Christopher.Rau@newcastlede.gov. 

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.