Parents of teen shot and killed outside party in Newark, Del. plead for help

NEWARK, Del. - December 30, 2013

For the better part of the day Monday, a small army of lawmen from various agencies were meticulously combing the grounds of the Brookside Community Center on the 900 block of Marrows Road looking for potential evidence.

16-year-old D'andre Green was gunned down Sunday night, shot twice in the back, as he and over 100 others were coming out of a holiday dance party at the community center just after midnight. He later died at Christiana Hospital.

D'Andre's parents, Wayne and Kendelynn Green, spoke with Action News Monday night.

"By the time we got there, my baby was gone. I didn't have a chance to say goodbye. Nothing. That's so heartbreaking," Kendelynn said.

When New Castle County police arrived on the scene, they were met by a large crowd of unruly people and gunfire.

They had to call in neighboring Newark police and Delaware State Police to help control the crowd.

So far, there is no word on what sparked the shooting.

Meanwhile, Green's parents say their son, a student at Delcastle Technical High School where he was studying electronics, had gone to the party because he loves music and dancing.

"And the sad thing about it is, he was waiting for his ride, not to go wander the streets," Wayne said.

"But to come home, just to come home to us," Kendelynn said.

Police say they had been at the party earlier responding to a fight that broke out, but it's not known if it was connected to the shooting.

"Somebody please come forward, just the smallest information will help the cops to figure out who did it and why," Kendelynn said.

So far, police still don't know if D'Andre Green was the intended target or a victim caught in the crossfire.

Investigators are asking for anyone who attended the party and/or has any information in reference to the incident to please contact the New Castle County Police Department at 302-395-8110.

Crime tips can also be submitted anonymously at or by texting the key word NCCPD followed by your tip to 847411 (TIP411). Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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