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Shooting in Parking Lot of Route 8 WAWA 10-17-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-34908

Date/Time:  Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 1:04AM

Location:   WAWA, 1450 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a Sunday morning shooting that occurred in the parking lot of WAWA at 1450 Forrest Avenue.  At approximately 1:04AM, officers in the area heard shot fired at the convenience store.  As officers arrived, they observed a large SUV flee at a high rate of speed.  Officers stopped the vehicle and learned that an unknown suspect had fired a gun in their direction as a fight was about to start in the parking lot.  A short time later, a 21-year-old male was contacted at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right elbow.  The victim told investigators that he was pumping gas when he was shot in the elbow and received a ride to the hospital from friends.  Detectives are working to identify the suspect  in the shooting at this time.

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