(New Castle, DE 19720) Last night (Feb 2), at approximately 11:10 p.m.,  patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Birkshire Drive in the community of Oakmont for the report of a shooting that had just occurred. 

When the officers arrived at the scene, they learned that the 21-year-old, male victim had been shot in the upper thigh.  The victim was then transported to a local area hospital and listed in stable condition.

Detectives arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation. They learned that the victim and his 19-year-old girlfriend drove into the neighborhood looking for an acquaintance.  According to the victim, he exited the vehicle and was shot in the leg.   During the interviews with the victim and his girlfriend, both became uncooperative and refused to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information/ video pertaining to this investigation, is asked to contact Det. Jonathan Adams at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at Jonathan.Adams@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook.

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