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Woman Shot in the Leg on South New Street





Incident Number: 50-21-12897

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at 4:20 a.m.

Location: S. New Street and W. Reed Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Sunday morning.  At approximately 4:20 a.m., officers responded to the 100 Block of S. New Street for a report of shots fired.  Officers located a 47-year-d female with a gunshot wound to her leg.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital to be treated for her injury.  The suspect was described as being a tall black male with lighter skin and glasses.

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 is possible for information leading to an arrest.