Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Shooting – New Castle


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle (19720)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting which occurred late last night in New Castle.

The investigation began at approximately 11:15 p.m. yesterday, Friday, February 17, 2017, after troopers responded to the 700 block of Grantham Lane for the report of a shooting which had occurred. As troopers arrived they were advised that a 24 year old male victim had been shot in his abdomen. The victim was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was admitted with serious injuries.

The investigation into this incident is in its early stages. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective Steven Rizzo at 302-365-8440. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 021817 0725

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