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Shooting at Manchester Square and Dover Park 8-11-15

Complaint # 50-15-22964

Date/Time: Monday, August 10th at 3:08PM

Location:  Manchester Square and Dover Park, Dover, Delaware

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a pair of shooting incidents that occurred just after 3:00PM on Monday, August 10th.  Officers responded to multiple calls of shots fired in both areas within minutes of each other.  It was learned that  a maroon/dark red Chevrolet Equinox was traveling through Manchester Square/Stevenson Drive and multiple shots were fired from that vehicle.  Officers on scene discovered several .22 caliber rounds in the area where the shots were fired from the vehicle.

Officers also responded to Dover Park, just east of Manchester Square for reports of shots fired that occurred approximately 1-2 minutes after the first incident..  It was reported that a single male suspect shot approximately 6 rounds.  At this scene, several .45 caliber shell casings were discovered.  Approximately three hours after the second incident, an 18-year-old victim responded to Bayhealth Kent General for treatment of a non-puncture gunshot wound to his foot.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.