Police investigate triple shooting Thursday near New Castle industrial park

Esteban Parra & Isabel Hughes Via Delaware News Journal

Three people were injured in a shooting on Boulden Circle near New Castle Thursday evening, bringing the total number of people shot that day to eight.

Several police departments, including Delaware State Police and New Castle County, were called to Boulden Boulevard at Boulden Circle at about 6:15 p.m. for reports of the shooting.

On scene, police found three men, a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 24-year-old, hurt. The three were taken to a local hospital. Police did not say what condition they were in.

According to police, the 19-year-old, who had the two other men in his white GMC Terrain, was stopped at a red light on Boulden Circle when a "dark colored vehicle" shot into the car, hitting the teen and his passengers.

The teen turned onto Boulden Boulevard, and ultimately hit an embankment near Matassino Road. That's where the car stopped.

Police do not currently have a description of the shooter(s), or their car.

The shooting was the third of the day in New Castle County.

The first occurred in Wilmington city limits at about 1:20 p.m. Police said 29-year-old Dashan Perrigan killed 28-year-old Michael Reams in the 300 block of E. 23rd St. Perrigan was arrested shortly after the shooting.

Less than an hour later, two males, a juvenile and a 29-year-old, were shot in the community of Rosegate. The 29-year-old, who New Castle County police have not yet identified, died, while the juvenile was listed in critical condition.

Then, Thursday evening in Rehoboth Beach, a Milford officer assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Delaware was shot by a suspect in a motel parking lot. Initial reports said he was flown to Christiana Hospital, where he is undergoing surgery.

At least one witness on scene Thursday said police also shot and killed a man during the incident. Delaware State Police, which is the lead agency in the investigation, has not confirmed this detail, and offered little information at a press conference late Thursday night.

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