Police offer details on shootout in Salem Woods that left one dead


New Castle County Police are asking individuals who witnessed a shootout in Salem Woods that killed one man to come forward.

Police offered more details of the incident early Sunday morning in the development south of Newark.

Police said the incident occurred after a small party at a residence was interrupted by several uninvited guests.
When officers arrived, they found what was described as a chaotic scene where three victims had been shot.
Officers and paramedics administered first aid to the victims.  However,  22-year-old Aaron Moore, no address given,  was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.
A second victim, a 17-year-old male, was struck by gunfire multiple times and was transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. The third victim, a 19-year-old male, was also transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound and was also listed in stable condition.
The investigation revealed that some people were firing weapons during the incident.
Detectives also learned there were dozens of witnesses to the shooting and believed several witnesses might possess cell phone videos of the incident. Detectives were told that a white sedan with a black stripe that fled the scene might have been struck by gunfire and sustained front-end damage during the shooting.
Additionally, detectives learned several of the uninvited individuals at the party, which resulted in this shooting, had attended a party in the community of Buckley in Bear just before the gunfight occurred.
Detectives are asking anyone who possesses video, anyone with information about this incident, the party-goers at either party or information about the white sedan that fled the scene to contact detective McNasby at 302-395-8110 or by email, Michael.McNasby@newcastlede.gov.
Tips are also taken at Delaware Crime Stoppers at  800-847-3333. There is a reward, for anonymous tip information that leads to an arrest.
“The New Castle County Division of Police sends our deepest condolences to the family. “, stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr., “We will do our best to identify those responsible for the death of your loved one. Remember, the police can’t do it alone. We need those who witnessed this murder to work with us in our efforts to help this grieving family. “