Newark- The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred early this morning and left one man wounded.
The incident occurred on August 22, 2020 at approximately 12:25 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Sonesta Suites, located at 240 Chapman Road, Newark, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a 21 year-old male from Claymont had been shot and was being taken to the hospital by other subjects on scene. Troopers located the vehicle in transport to the hospital and performed lifesaving first-aid until Emergency Medical Services arrived. The victim was then transported by ambulance to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his back and left arm.
Further investigation revealed that the victim was at the hotel for a party in one of the rooms. While in the parking lot there were multiple gunshots, and the victim was struck twice. A total of 18 rounds were fired at the scene from four separate caliber firearms.
Troopers recovered a Smith and Wesson .38 special revolver at the scene.
There is no suspect information at this time and no other reported injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Timmons at Troop 2 by calling 302-365-8434. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell
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