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Dover Police Investigating S. New Street Shooting Incident 6-29-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-16174

Date/Time:  Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 12:43AM

Location:  100 Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is conducting an investigation into a shooting that left a 32-year-old female with a leg injury on Monday morning.  Officers responded to the 100 Block of S. New Street at approximately 12:43AM for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located shell casings in the area.  It was also learned that two unknown male subjects were involved in an altercation in the area which resulted in one of the subjects firing a gun multiple times.  

As officers were clearing the scene, they were notified that the female victim had arrived at Kent General Hospital with a wound to her leg.  It was later determined that the injury was the result of debris striking her leg after a bullet had struck the asphalt.  The victim’s vehicle was also struck by single round to the driver side door.

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.