Update # 1 – Shooting on South College Avenue

On August 18, 2019, at 0056 hours, Newark Police responded to the Red Roof Inn at 1119 South College Avenue for multiple reports of shots fired.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers were directed to the second floor where they located a male suffering from gunshot wounds.  Newark Police Officers initiated lifesaving measures, including CPR.  The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

While officers were attending to the male at the Red Roof Inn, Newark Police received a report that a male suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at an area hospital via private automobile.  It was determined that this male had been shot while at the Red Roof Inn.  This male’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

There is no suspect information for release at this time.  The identity of the deceased victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

The Newark Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Evidence Detection Unit are actively investigating this case.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or wanderson@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Prior Press Releases:
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