(Wilmington, DE 19801) Earlier today (Sept 30), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Morehouse Drive, in the community of Dunleith, for a shooting that had just occurred.

When the officers arrived, they discovered, a 48-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.  The officers administered first-aid until New Castle County Paramedics arrived.  The victim was then transported to a local area hospital. 

At the hospital, the victim was taken into surgery; where he is listed as being in stable condition.

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

The investigation is still in the early stages and anyone with information please contact Det. Lucas at (302) 395-8110 or via email at Brian.Lucas@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can also 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. Additionally, tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

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 of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.