Several shot at Delaware party

August 1, 2009 3:27:11 PM PDT
Several people are shot at a party in Newark by a shotgun used for bird hunting.In the early morning hours on Saturday, Delaware State Troopers were called to The Banquet and Conference Center on the 200 block of Executive Drive in response to a complaint of shots fired.

Troopers have learned that the conference facility was hosting a birthday party in which approximately 200 juveniles were in attendance.

According to police, a fight broke out inside the center. Security guards removed several junveiles, but another fight then erupted in the parking lot.

Soon after, someone in a vehicle leaving the scene fired a shotgun blast.

7 juveniles and an adult were shot.

The investigation has revealed that the victims were shot with birdshots from a gun seen in a dark colored vehicle which fled the scene.

Birdshots are used in certain hunting shotguns.

Several victims were treated at Christiana Hospital and Union Hospital for minor injuries.

Anyone with information relating to this case is urged to call 302-834-2630 ext 205 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.