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Multiple People Shot on South New Street

Incident Number: 50-21-18963

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 11:08 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of S. New Street (area of 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 late on Wednesday evening that injured three people and left a fourth dead.  At approximately 11:08 p.m. on June 30th, a group of subjects were in the 100 Block of South New Street when shots were fired, striking multiple victims.  It is believed that at least 46 shots were fired, based on shell casings recovered at the scene. Officers from the Dover Police Department arrived on scene within 40 seconds of the shooting and began rendering aid to multiple victims that were injured.  A male victim was located deceased in a vacant lot near the shooting scene as officers checked the area following the incident.  Two male victims were transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment of injuries.  A female victim drove herself to the hospital shortly after.  Conditions on the three victims at the hospital were not available at the time of this release.

Shortly after the shooting occurred, large crowds began to gather near the incident location and surrounding areas.  Officers from the Camden, Wyoming, Capitol, and Delaware State Police all assisted the Dover Police Department with crime scene security and crowd management.  S. New Street from Reed Street to Loockerman Street will be closed until at least daylight as investigating officers continue to examine the scene and gather evidence.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  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.