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Whatcoat Drive Shooting

Incident Number: 50-21-21721

Date/Time:  Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 3:22 a.m.

Location: 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive, 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 on Saturday morning.  Officers responded to the 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive for a report of shots fired with one victim being struck.  When officers arrived, they located a 15-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his right thigh.  The victim was riding his bike in the area just after 3:00 a.m. when he was shot once.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.  A nearby apartment was also struck by single round.  The apartment was occupied by two people but no injuries occurred.

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.