(Newark, DE 19702) Yesterday (Dec 25), at approximately 7:00 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Barrett’s Lane in the community of Barrett’s Run for the report of shots being fired.

When the officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old male victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. First-Aid was administered, and the victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Additional updates will follow.

Anyone with information/video pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Joshuah Smith at 302-395-8110 or by email at Joshuah.Smith@newcastlede.gov or by calling 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.