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Teen shot in park east of Newark

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A 16-year-old boy was shot in a park east of Newark on Monday, police said.

The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. in county parkland on Greenridge Road in the Brookhaven neighborhood off Harmony Road, according to Master Cpl. Michel Eckerd, a spokesman for the New Castle County Police Department.

The teen suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was taken to a hospital and admitted in stable condition.

Police have not released any information about a possible suspect.

“This is an active and ongoing investigation,” Eckerd said.

Anyone who has information or video of the shooting should contact Detective Christopher Rau at 302-395-8110 or Christopher.Rau@newcastlede.gov.

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