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Teen Shot on S. Farmview Drive 12-13-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-41698

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