(Newark, DE 19702) Earlier this evening (May 25), at 7:15 p.m.  patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Kemper Drive, in the community of Sparrow Run for the report of a man lying in the roadway.

When the officers arrived on the scene, they located a 42-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Detectives from the New Castle County 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 (Christopher.Rau@newcastlede.gov.) or New Castle County Division of Police at (302) 395-8110.

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.

Additionally, if you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.