Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate New Castle Shooting

Star Center

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle (19720)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting which occurred early this morning in New Castle.

The investigation began at approximately 1:00 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, after troopers were called to respond to the Star Center, located at 3125 New Castle Avenue, for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, responding troopers observed a male subject seated in the front passenger seat of a vehicle which was parked in the lot, with a gunshot wound to the head. The male victim was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The Delaware State Police continue to investigate this incident and no arrests have been made. Further details will be released at a later time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective Kyle Archer at 302-752-3791. 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.”

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

Released: 070517 1530


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