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Two Struck by Gunfire on Collins Drive 1-1-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00010

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 at 1:20AM

Location:  400 Block of Collins Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured a 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man on Wednesday morning.  The female victim advised that she was standing on the sidewalk in front of a home in the 400 Block of Collins Drive when a dark colored vehicle drove past.  The victim advised she heard gunshots and was shot once in the thigh.  The male victim was standing in the doorway of the residence and suffered a graze wound to his leg but refused all medical treatment.  The residence and a vehicle parked in the driveway were also struck by gunfire.  The female victim was treated for her non-life threatening injury at Kent General Hospital.

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.