Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death at Unsanctioned Schutte Park Party 9-28-20

Incident Number: 50-20-24501

Date/Time:  Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 9:39 p.m.

Location:  Schutte Park, 100 Electric Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 
The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed a 20-year-old man and injured a 22-year-old man.  At approximately 9:39 p.m., officers responded to the City of Dover’s Schutte Park for reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located Devin Wright (20) with a gunshot wound to his head.  Wright was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.  The second victim was struck in his shoulder and hand and was also treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  

During the investigation, it was learned that the victims were attending a party with mostly students from Delaware State University at Schutte Park.  There were approximately 300-500 people present when a shootout occurred between multiple suspects.  Devin Wright was a student at Delaware State University.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130 or Detective Schmid at 30-736-7128. 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.

Schutte Park Satellite Image from Google Maps
Incident occurred in the area outlined in red.

 

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