(Newark, DE 19711) Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the community of Red Mill Farms. On Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 2:30 PM officers from the New Castle County Division of Police responded to the unit block of Andries Road in reference to a shooting that just occurred. Prior to officers arriving it was broadcasted that the victim had been transported to Christiana Hospital emergency room by a private vehicle. Officers responded to the hospital and located a 22-year-old male victim who sustained a gunshot wound to his hand. The victim reported he was driving in the area at which point his car was shot multiple times. The victim was shot one time during the incident and remains in stable condition.
While investigating the shooting officers were made aware of a separate incident that occurred at Newark High School. It was reported on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 01:08 PM Newark Police School Resource Officers were investigating a person with a gun at Newark High School. It was determined that the suspect from that incident fled from the school and responded to a home in the Red Mill Farms community. The suspect was apprehended and identified as a 16-year-old male from Newark. The suspect was transported to Newark Police Headquarters and charged for his role in the incident at Newark High School. Investigation revealed he was not responsible for the shooting in Red Mill Farms. Any inquiries related to the incident at Newark High School can be directed to the Newark Police Department.
At this point, the suspect in the shooting incident in Red Mill Farms is still unknown. This investigation is still active and anyone with information or video pertaining to this incident is asked to please contact Detective Gino Cevallos at 302-395-8129 or by email at Gino.Cevallos@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.