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Two Men Shot on S. New Street 12-10-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-41212

Date/Time:  Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 1:49AM

Location: Reported to have occurred in Unit Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

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


A 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old man are being treated for gunshot wounds following a shooting that reportedly occurred in the first block of S. New Street in Dover on Friday morning.  At approximately 1:49AM, the two men were dropped off at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in two separate vehicles with one suffering a gunshot to the abdomen and the other being struck twice times in his lower extremities and once in the forearm.  Neither of the mens injuries are life-threatening, according to medical officials.  During a preliminary investigation, the men advised officers that the incident occurred in the first block of S. New Street, but did not provide further details.

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