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Two Shot in Capitol Green Neighborhood on Wednesday Afternoon 5-24-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-15719

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 2:09PM

Location:  400 Block of East Water Street, Dover, DE (Capitol Green)

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


Two men were wounded in a shooting that occurred in the Capitol Green neighborhood at 2:09PM today.  Officers responded to the area for multiple reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers were advised that one victim had run into the Thomas Collins building with a gunshot wound to his hand.  The victim advised that he was outside filming a rap video when an unknown suspect shot at him.  This person refused medical treatment for his injury.  Officials at Kent General Hospital then notified police that a second victim had been transported to the Emergency Room for a gunshot wound to his lower left leg.  The second victim advised he ran to the parking lot of Dunkin’ Donuts at East Water Street and South DuPont Highway when an unknown person took him to the hospital.  Both victims have been minimally cooperative with police to this point in the investigation.  Both victims are 28-year-old males.

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