(New Castle, DE 19720) Last night (Aug 31) at approximately 10:30 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Freedom Trail in the community of Saddlebrook Townhouses for the report of gunshots in the area.

When the units arrived at the scene, they located a 38-year-old male lying in the roadway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The officers administered First-Aid however the efforts were unsuccessful, and the subject was pronounced deceased.

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

This investigation is still in the early stages.  Additional updates will be provided as soon as the information becomes available

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Jeffrey Sendek. (Jeffrey.Sendek@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8110). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a 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.