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Man Shot in The Hamlet 6-8-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-1898

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 11:30PM

Location:   Unit Block Village Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head on Thursday night.  At approximately 11:30PM,  unknown suspect(s) drove by the unit block of Village Drive, in The Hamlet, and fired a single shot at the victim, who was jogging back to his residence to retrieve money to pay a tab at Tom’s Bullpen.  While jogging back, the victim was approached by a vehicle where an unknown suspect was hanging out of the passenger window.  The victim was struck with “bird shot”, leaving several small pellets in his head and face area.  The victim is being treated at Kent General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Those shot also struck a residence on Village Drive, only causing minor property damage.  

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