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Two Injured by Gunfire Saturday Morning

Incident Number: 50-21-24172

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at 1:21 a.m.

Location: South Bradford Street and West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE (area of Irish Mike’s)

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 wounded two people on Saturday morning.  At approximately 1:21 a.m. officers were in the area of South Bradford Street and West Loockerman Street to monitor bar closings due to recent incidents involving large crowds in the area.  Officers on scene heard a gunshot and observed a large crowd in the parking area behind Irish Mike’s.  Officers located a 32-year-old female victim with a gunshot wound to her foot.  The female victim was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment.  While on scene, a 25-year-old male victim arrived by private vehicle at Bayhealth Kent Campus with a gunshot wound to his leg.  The male victim underwent surgery for his injury and remains hospitalized.  Throughout the incident, a crowd of approximately 30-40 people continued disorderly behavior including yelling and fighting while law enforcement was attempting to gain control of the scene and disperse the crowd and while EMS was attempting to treat and transport the female victim.

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.