Newark motel shooting 081819

A man was killed and another wounded after an early-morning shooting in Newark.

Officers were called to the Red Roof Inn on South College Avenue just before 1 a.m. Sunday, August 18, 2019, for a reported shooting, Newark police said.

When police arrived, they found a seriously wounded man on the second floor and tried, but failed to revive him; he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officers.

While officers were attending to that man, another man who'd been shot at the Red Roof Inn arrived at a hospital in a private car.

Police don't believe the second man's wounds are life-threatening.

Investigators are still piecing together the details of the shooting, and they're asking anyone with information to call Detective Anderson at 302.366.7100, ext. 3469 or via email at