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East Water Street Home Struck by Gunfire 7-15-20

Incident Number: 50-20-17458

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at approximately 3:00AM

Location:  400 Block of East Water Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a late reported shooting incident that damaged the rear of a home in the 400 Block of East Water Street on Tuesday morning.  Officers responded to the residence at 1:06PM when the resident called police and advised her home struck by gunfire.  The victim stated that she heard what she believed to be fireworks between 3:00AM-4:00AM on Tuesday morning but did not see anyone outside of the home.  Several hours later, she observed the damage and notified police.

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.