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Shooting on Holmes Street 8-6-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-26380

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 1:20AM

Location:   100 Block of Holmes Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that occurred on Saturday, August 6th. The incident occurred at 1:20AM, when a large party was taking place in the 100 Block of Holmes Street.  A large fight broke out at that party and an unknown suspect began firing multiple shots.  A 25-year-old male was struck in the thigh and treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. It appears the victim was not an intended target, but was attending the party.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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