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Woman Shot on South New Street 12-5-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-39962

Date/Time:   Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 12:22AM

Location:  Unit Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of a 23-year-old woman on Tuesday morning.  The shooting took place at approximately 12:22AM in the Unit Block of S. New Street.  The female victim was sitting in a parked vehicle with a 24-year-old male and a 1-year-old female when an unknown suspect fired several shots at the car.  The woman was shot once in the torso.  No other occupants were injured as a result.  Officers arrived on scene shortly after receiving several 911 calls of shots fired.  A few minutes later, the female victim was reported to be at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where she underwent treatment for her injury.  

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.