(New Castle, DE 19720) Last night (May 23) at approximately 8:15 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Parma Ave, in the community of Arbor Place Townhouses for multiple reports of shots fired. 

When the officers arrived, they saw a 19-year-old male lying on the side of the road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  While the officers rendered First-Aid a second victim was located.  This 27-year -old male was found to be suffering from a single gunshot wound.  

Both victims were transported to local area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.  The first victim was admitted and listed in critical condition, and the second victim was treated and released.

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

“The Division of Police is committed to protecting our communities and working in conjunction with all of our public safety partners to accomplish this goal,” stated Colonel Joseph S. Bloch, Chief of Police.  “I am grateful that the Division had an extra duty assignment in the area in an attempt to address a surge in gun violence and officers were able to respond to the scene so quickly.  Due to training by the Division of Emergency Medical Services and the assignment of trauma kits,  our officers were able to properly apply a tourniquet and chest seals to the victim prior to patient care being turned over to our paramedics.” 

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.