(Newark, DE 19702) Earlier this morning, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Louis Court, in the community of Salem Woods for the report of shots being fired. This incident occurred during a large party that was taking place at a residence on the street.  When the officers arrived, they discovered three victims that had been shot.

The officers and paramedics administered First-Aid to the victims however one 22-year-old male was pronounced dead.  A second victim, a 17-year-old male, was struck by gun fire multiple times and was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.  The third victim, a 19-year-old male, was also transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound and was also listed in stable condition.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation. The investigation has revealed so far that there were a significant number of people on the street who may have witnessed and/or videoed an altercation leading up to the shooting.

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

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

The New Castle County Division of Police extends their deepest condolences to the members of the victims’ families.

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.