Shooting on Dunsmore Road

On July 2, 2023, at about 2314 hours, Newark Police responded to Whitechapel Drive and Aylesboro Road for a report of a vehicle crash.  At the same time, additional calls to 911 reported shots fired in the area.

Arriving officers found a vehicle occupied by 55 year-old male driver.  The driver suffered a gunshot wound to the back.  He was treated at the scene by Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company and New Castle County EMS paramedics.  He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Based upon evidence at the scene, it is believed that the victim was shot while in the street in the unit block of Dunsmore Road and then drove away from the scene, where he subsequently crashed.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Newark Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sgt. J. Skinner at (302) 366-7100 x. 3135 or Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.