(New Castle, 19720) Yesterday, July 6th, at approximately 07:18 P.M., patrol officers were dispatched to the intersection of Maple Avenue and Stanton Avenue in the community of West Minquadale for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.

When the officers arrived, they located a 20-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower extremity. The victim was transported to a local area hospital, where he is in stable condition.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations 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.