Teen shot near New Castle

Beaver Brook Crest parkland
Beaver Brook Crest parkland (Photo: Google maps)

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (3/10/2016) A 19-year-old man was wounded by gunfire Wednesday afternoon in parkland at the Beaver Brook Crest community, New Castle County police said.

The shooting happened about 4:20 p.m., when police were called to the 100 block of Covington Place in Wynthorpe. Officers found the man who had been shot in his upper body, Cpl. Tom Jackson said., but determined the shooting had happened in the park area near Saienni Boulevard and Dillon Drive.

The victim was treated by New Castle County paramedics and taken by Good Will Fire Company ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Stanton.

Jackson said the man was treated and later released.

He said police are still investigating and anyone with information or surveillance video is asked to call 302- 573-2800 or can visit www.nccpd.com.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.