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Man Shot in Foot on South New Street



Incident Number: 50-21-34444

Date/Time:  Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 11:49 p.m.

Location: South New Street and West 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 that left a 21-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his foot on Thursday night.  Officers responded to the area of South New Street and West Reed Street for a report of shots fired.  As officers arrived, they located the victim and provided aid until medics arrived and transported him to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment.  

While the victim has been uncooperative with the investigation, officers have been able to determine that a black male suspect exited a dark colored sedan parked at South Governors Avenue and Division Street and approached the area on foot.  The suspect opened fire at a group of subjects that were in the area of South New Street and West Reed Street and then fled on foot, entering the parked vehicle and fleeing.

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.