Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred outside a New Castle gas station Thursday afternoon.
On March 24, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., a 33-year-old Smyrna man arrived at Valero located at 891 S. Dupont Highway, New Castle, to get fuel. He pulled his vehicle into the diesel pump before realizing he was at the wrong pump. He reversed his car to another gas pump when a black male standing outside of a passenger vehicle parked at a nearby gas pump fired multiple rounds at the victim as he was still reversing. The victim immediately placed his car in drive, fled the area, and drove to a nearby hospital. The victim was struck multiple times and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
After the shooting, the unknown suspect fled the area northbound onto Bear Road. There is currently no suspect information or surveillance footage available.
Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigation Unit is currently investigating this incident. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Amy Bange by calling 302-365-8411. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com