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South New Street Shooting 8-11-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25373

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at 2:45AM

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 a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning that left a 26-year-old female with a minor injury.  At approximately 2:45AM on August 11th, officers responded to the Unit Block of S. New Street for a report of several shots fired.  Arriving officers learned that the female victim suffered a graze wound to her lower body.  The victim was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and released.  

Officers discovered several shell casings at the scene and that at least two houses were struck by gunfire. No other injuries were reported.

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.