Location: 300 Block of Simon Circle, Dover, DE
A 24-year-old man was killed and a 25-year-old woman injured after gunshots rang out after a party in the 300 block of Simon Circle early Sunday morning. At approximately 1:24AM, Dover Police received numerous 911 calls reporting shots fired with at least one victim in the area. Upon arrival, officers learned that a male and female victim were taken in separate vehicles to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover. Tyson Henry (24), of New Castle, DE, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital as the result of a gunshot wound to his lower body. A 25-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the lower half of her body and was taken into surgery for treatment. She is now listed in serious but stable condition. There is no relationship between the victims. Detectives from the Dover Police Criminal Investigations Unit learned that both victims were attending a private house party in the 300 block of Simon Circle. When the party let out just before 1:24AM, people gathered in the yard and street as they were walking towards their vehicles when gunshots rang out, striking Tyson Henry and the female victim. This case is still under investigation and the department will issue updates as they develop.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
This is the second homicide in the City of Dover in the 2014 calendar year. The first occurred one month ago on July 23rd, when 20-year-old Rashaad Lewis was stabbed multiple times during a large fight, eventually succumbing to his injuries on August 11th. Details of that case can be viewed here: http://wp.me/p407do-13O.