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Shooting on South New Street 6-9-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-14569

Date/Time:  Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at 12:27AM

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 injured two persons on Tuesday morning.  At approximately 12:27AM, officers responded to the Unit Block of South New Street for a report of shots fired.  When they arrived, officers located a 30-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his cheek.  The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital by ambulance.  While officers remained on scene, they were advised that a second male victim (22) had arrived at Kent General Hospital by private vehicle with gunshot wound to his leg.  Neither victim’s injuries are life-threatening.  A home was also struck in the area.  

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.