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Vehicle Struck by Gunfire While Traveling on N. DuPont Highway 11-6-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-36521

Date/Time:   Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 1:30AM

Location:  US Rt 13/N. DuPont Hwy. southbound at the intersection of the Delaware State University Main Entrance, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday morning.  A 29-year-old driver with a 17-year-old passenger were driving in the right lane of southbound N. DuPont Highway near the main entrance of Delaware State University.  An unknown black 4-door vehicle was traveling the same direction in the center lane, when an unknown occupant of that vehicle began shooting a gun at the victims vehicle.  The vehicle was struck three times on the driver side and caused the driver to swerve, striking a pedestrian traffic signal at the intersection.  No injuries were reported.  No suspect information is available at this time.

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.