UPDATED: Three Shot at Christiana Mall in Newark; DSP Arrest One of Three Suspects

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UPDATED–4/19/23–Delaware State Police have arrested a 17-year-old from Newark, DE with criminal charges in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at the Christiana Mall in early April. Yesterday, he turned himself in at Troop 2 where he was charged with Facilitate a Riot (Felony), Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony), and Offensive Touching. The 17-year-old was arraigned in the New Castle County Family Court and committed to a Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services facility on a $15,000 secured bail. The two other individuals in connection with this case have not been identified at this time. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

Suspects in Christiana Mall Shooting / Image courtesy DSP

UPDATED – 4/10/23 – The investigation by Delaware State Police into the shooting incident Saturday night at the Christiana Mall. Police say just after 6:30, three male suspects confronted and assaulted an 18 year old male victim as he was leaving the food court. Two friends of the victim got into the fight as well when one of the suspects pulled a gun and began firing multiple rounds. The victim and his friend – a 16 year old male – were both struck by three rounds in the body and legs. An 18 year old standing outside the entrance was struck once in the leg. The suspects are described as three black males in their late teens wearing all dark clothing.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident or the identities of the suspects or who has any images or video of the incident to contact Detective H. Carroll of the Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8467 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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UPDATED – 4/9/23 – 5:40am – A shooting that injured three people in the food court area of the Christiana Mall is under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Police found three victims with gunshot wounds just after 6:30pm. They were taken to area hospitals for their injuries. Five others were injured – but those injuries were not related to gunfire during the incident. Police believe the incident is the result of an altercation between several suspects and at least one of the victims. Police do not know how many suspects were involved, but the investigation is continuing. If you have information – contact Detective Carroll at 302-365-8467 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP 3333.

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An investigation by Delaware State Police into a shooting incident at the Christiana Mall has shut down the mall closed for the rest of tonight. Police confirm that there are 3 victims who were injured by gunfire and transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. There are currently no public safety concerns at Christiana Mall and the surrounding area.

The mall has been evacuated and an increased police presence will be seen at the mall while this investigation is ongoing.


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