Police: Bear area shooting was drug deal gone wrong
By Ruth Bryna

Updated Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:35pm

Police say a shooting that happened Saturday morning and sent a young man to the hospital was the result of a drug deal gone wrong.

Troopers have arrested 18-year-old Brandon Burns and Rebecca Evans, both of Newark, in connection with the shooting.

The 23-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, is in critical condition at Christiana Hospital.

Police say the victim met up with Burns and Evans in the parking lot of the Sunset Station shopping center to sell them heroin.

The three were in a car, according to police, with the 23-year-old in the back seat when Burns shot him in the upper body. The victim ran into the shopping center in the 1800 block of Pulaski Highway to take cover, and the car drove off.

An investigation led police to Burns and Evans. Burns is charged with attempted robbery and possession of a firearm. He's in the Howard Young prison on $180,000 cash bond. Rebecca Evans was charged with hindering prosecution. She was arraigned and released on $1,000 unsecured bond.

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