(Wilmington, DE 19809) On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of East 38th Street in the community of Penrose, for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.

When the officers arrived, they located a 19-year-old male victim in front of a residence on East 38th St.  The victim was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.  Good Samaritans were found administering First Aid and the victim was transported by EMS  to a local area hospital.  He is still listed in Critical Condition.

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

The investigation is still in its early stages and very active.

Anyone with information or video pertaining to this investigation is asked to please contact Det Christopher at (302)395-8230 or Eric.Christopher@newcastlede.gov or call the New Castle County 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.