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Dover Police Investigating Possible Shooting Incident 10-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33084

Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 2:46AM

Location:  100 Block of Overlook Place, Dover DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an alleged shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 2:46AM, a 17-year-old male was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the lower leg.  The victim claimed that he was shot outside of a home in the 200 Block of West Division Street.  However, there was no evidence of a crime scene in the area nor was there any reports of shots fired.  The victim provided no suspect information, possible motive, or any witness information pertaining to the incident.   

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.