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Shooting on Willis Road 5-11-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12439

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 8:41PM

Location:  100 Block of Willis Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left an 18-year-old female with a gunshot wound to her head.  Officers responded to the 100 Block of Willis Road at approximately 8:41PM on Sunday, May 10th for a report of shots fired.  While responding, officers were flagged down by a vehicle that was transporting the victim to the hospital.  Officers escorted the vehicle to Kent General Hospital and stayed with the victim while she underwent medical treatment.  Additional officers responded to the scene and located several shell casings in the area.  The driver of the vehicle stated they were in the area when two black males began firing at his car.  The vehicle was struck approximately 14 times in the driver side.  One of the rounds struck the 18-year-old female in the head.  An occupied home in the area was also struck, however none of the occupants were injured.

The 18-year-old female is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery from her injuries.

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.