(Newark, DE 19702) During the early morning hours of June 27th, 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 after a small party that was taking place at a residence on the street was interrupted by several uninvited guests. When officers arrived, they discovered a chaotic scene where three victims had been shot.
The officers and paramedics administered First-Aid to the victims however 22-year-old, Aaron Moore was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after being transported. 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.
The investigation has revealed that there were multiple subjects firing weapons during this incident. Detectives have learned there were dozens of witnesses to the shooting and believe several witnesses may possess cell phone video of the incident. Detectives have also learned that a white sedan with a black stripe that fled the scene may have been struck by gunfire and sustained front end damage during the shooting.
Additionally, Detectives have learned several of the uninvited subjects at the party which resulted in this shooting had attended a party in the nearby community of Buckley just before the shooting occurred.
Detectives are asking anyone that possesses any such video, anyone that has information about this incident, the party goers at either party or information about the white sedan which fled the scene to contact detective McNasby at 302-395-8110 or by email, Michael.McNasby@newcastlede.gov.
“The New Castle County Division of Police sends our deepest condolences to the family. “stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr., “We will do our best to identify those responsible for the death of your love one. Remember the police can’t do it alone. We need those who witnessed this murder to work with us in our efforts to help this grieving family. “