State Police Detectives Investigating Highway Shooting

Staff Writer Delaware State Trooper, Police & Fire, RSS

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon on State Route 141 in the area of Interstate 95 in New Castle.

On August 27, 2023, at approximately 5:30 p.m., troopers were dispatched to SR 141 northbound in the area of I-95 for a report of a shooting that resulted in a crash. Upon arriving, troopers observed a black Ford Fusion with heavy damage lodged under the guardrail and its front passenger, a 19-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. Troopers discovered the Fusion, operated by an 18-year-old woman from New Castle, Delaware, was traveling northbound on SR 141 when it was struck by gunfire coming from an unknown suspect in a red sports car. The suspect vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction while the Fusion lost control and struck the guardrail.

The 18-year-old woman sustained minor injuries from the crash. Both occupants of the Fusion were transported to an area hospital for their injuries. Detectives recovered numerous bullet casings from the area. There is currently no suspect information available.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit is still investigating this shooting. Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this case to contact Detective B. Timmons by calling 302-365-8434. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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