Teenage girl shot in head, critical condition

January 17, 2009 8:05:07 PM PST
A teenaged girl is fighting for her life after being shot in New Castle County. County Police are investigating the shooting of a 15 year old teenage girl that occurred in the 100 block of Minquadale Boulevard on Saturday night.

She is in extremely grave condition at Christiana Hospital.

At 7:00 PM, a call was received by 911 reporting a shooting. New Castle County Police along with Delaware State Police, New Castle County Paramedics and Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company responded. A Delaware State Police Trooper was the first officer to arrive followed quickly by County Officers. The victim was found in a bedroom with an apparent gun shot wound to her head. Officers and EMS personnel immediately began first aid and the victim was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance.

New Castle County Police Detectives are in the very early stages of the investigation and details are still emerging.

No other persons were injured.

The victim has been living at this residence with her mother. In addition to the victim's mother, another adult female also lives at the residence.

A handgun has been recovered in the same room as the victim.

A person who was visiting at the residence and appears to have intimate involvement in the incident has been brought to police headquarters.

There were a total of five individuals in the residence at the time of the incident; the victim, the subject who was visiting, two other teenage girls and a 6 year old boy. The two teenage girls and the 6 year old boy live at the residence but are not related to the victim. They are the children of the second adult female who lives in the home.

Detectives are conducting interviews, collecting evidence and examining the scene to determine the sequence of events to determine the facts surrounding this incident.

No arrests have been made as of this writing.

Additional details are expected to be released on Sunday.

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