Date/Time: Monday, December 12th, 2016 at 7:20PM
Location: 1400 Block of S. Farmview Drive, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 1400 Block of S. Farmview Drive that occurred early Monday night. At approximately 7:23PM, officers responded to the area for a shots fired call. While on scene, police were notified that a 17-year-old victim had arrived at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. The 17-year-old was struck by bird shot, a shotgun shell containing numerous pellets, and his injuries are not life threatening. Additionally, a home in the 1400 Block of S. Farmview Drive was struck by the gunfire as well. No further injuries occurred as a result. The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation.
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