Two minors shot in New Castle-area neighborhood Saturday

Delaware Online-

Two minors were shot Saturday night in the Buena Vista Park community near New Castle.

New Castle County police responded to the shooting at about 7 p.m. 

Both minors were shot in the lower torso and were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not released their ages in order to ensure their anonymity, Officer First Class Grigori Lopez-Garcia said.

Since Christmas Eve, eight people have been shot in Delaware, two of which were fatal. On Christmas Day, 51-year-old Robin McNeil was killed in Wilmington. On Saturday night, a 67-year-old man was gunned down in Wilmington's Riverside neighborhood. 

The New Castle-area shooting is under investigation by detectives from the department’s Criminal Investigations Unit. Anyone with information or video related to the incident can contact Detective John Mancuso at or New Castle County police at (302) 395-2743.

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