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Two Teens Struck by Gunfire in Manchester Square 3-30-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-9628

Date/Time:  Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 7:55PM

Location: Stevenson Drive, Dover, DE (Manchester Square Apts Parking Lot)

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of two teens on Wednesday night.  The shootings occurred at 7:55PM when a light green or light blue passenger car pulled in the parking lot near where a 16-year-old and 17-year-old were standing.  The passenger in the vehicle fired multiple shots in their direction, striking the 17-year-old in the knee and grazing the 16-year-old in the leg.  The 16-year-old refused treatment for his injury (authorized by parent), and the 17-year-old was admitted to Kent General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries as a result of the gunshot wound to the knee.  The suspect (vehicle passenger) in the shooting is described only as being a black male with no further description available.  While on scene, detectives also observed that an unoccupied vehicle had been struck by a stray bullet.

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