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Shooting at Cecil Street and N. Governors Avenue 6-1-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-13948

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 8:31PM

Location:  Cecil Street and North Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Cecil Street and North Governors Avenue.  The incident occurred at approximately 8:31PM when officers received a call for shots fired in the area.  After officers arrived, a 20-year-old male had checked in at Kent General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower leg.  The victim advised he was walking in the area when approached by two subjects in masks who exited a vehicle and shot at him multiple times.  The victim fled on foot and was transported by a family member to the hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury to his leg.

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.