Police Investigate Shots Fired in Overview Gardens

The New Castle County Division of Police are searching for information relating to a late reported shots fired that occurred in the community of Overview Gardens.

(New Castle, Del.-19720) On Wednesday (9/21), at approximately 12:40 p.m., New Castle County Police were called to the 100 block of Memorial Drive for a late reported shots fired complaint.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke to a victim who reported that on Tuesday (9/20), between 11:40 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., he heard a single gunshot outside of his home.   Upon further investigation, the victim advised he observed an unknown Black male subject on the ground.  He stated the subject then fled on foot, but he did observe a white sedan flee the area in the direction of New Castle Avenue.  The victim stated he observed the damage to his vehicle and called 9-1-1 to report the incident.

Additional officers responded to the scene and located more victims with one victim advising an unknown subject entered her residence through the rear door and then exited out the side door.  She described the subject as a tall, thin, Black male wearing black pants with a white stripe and a hooded sweatshirt.

Damage was found to a home in the area consistent with a gunshot. 

Several witnesses reported observing a tall, thin, Black male, approximately 6’ feet tall, wearing black pants with a white stripe, black shirt, and white hat during the time of the incident.  Witnesses also reported a white SUV with unknown registration leaving the area at a high rate of speed during and shortly after the incident.

Portions of Memorial Drive were closed during this investigation. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to please call the New Castle County non-emergency number at 302.573.2800.