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Occupied Vehicle Shot on Whatcoat Drive

Incident Number: 50-21-23563

Date/Time:  Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 4:51 a.m.

Location: Whatcoat Drive (in the area of Building 956), 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 that occurred on Whatcoat Drive.  Officers responded to the area at approximately 4:51 a.m. on Monday, August 9th for a report of shots fired.  When officers arrived they contacted two subjects who advised they were in  van with four other people when unknown suspects began firing at them.  No injuries were reported, but the van was struck three times.  Twelve shell casings were located in the area where the incident 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.