Date/Time: July 19th, 2017 at 7:30PM and July 20th, 2017 at 4:31AM
Location: 400 Block of River Road (Capital Green), Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting of an 18-year-old male on Wednesday night and a 37-year-old male on Thursday morning, both taking place in the Capital Green neighborhood.
The first shooting occurred at approximately 7:30PM on Wednesday. Officers responded to the 400 Block of River Road in the Capital Green neighborhood, for reports of shots fired. Officers arrived and located a scene where several shell casings were on the ground. A few minutes later, officers learned that the 18-year-old male victim arrived at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with a single gunshot wound to the lower back. The victim was treated and released for his injuries and is described as being minimally cooperative by detectives.
At approximately 4:31AM, officers responded to the 400 Block of River Road for another call of shots fired. Officers arrived and found a 37-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to his upper body. The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by medical personnel, where he is currently undergoing treatment for a serious injury. Witnesses in the area reported that several people were in the area at the time of the shooting and that an argument may have taken place prior to the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. 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