(Newark, De 19702) Earlier this morning (Feb 16), at approximately 12:45 a.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Flanders Way in the community of Christiana Village Townhouses. 

When the officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that the 35-year-old, male victim had been transported to a local EMS station by private vehicle.  At the EMS station, the victim was relayed by ambulance to a local area hospital. There the victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the torso and succumbed to his wounds. 

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  This is an active investigation and additional releases will be forthcoming.

Colonel Vaughn M. Bond Jr. is requesting that anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information and/or video pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det. DiNardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at David.DiNardo@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.