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29-Year-Old Shot in Front of Irish Mike’s on Loockerman Street

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Incident Number: 50-22-11440

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at 12:53 a.m.

Location: Sidewalk in front of Irish Mike’s, 107 West Loockerman 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 a shooting that left a 29-year-old Dover man wounded on Saturday morning.  Officers responded to the area of Irish Mike’s at 107 Loockerman Street after receiving a call for shots fired.  When officers arrived, they located the male victim in front of 8 Loockerman Street (Citizen’s Bank) with gunshot wounds to both upper legs.  Officers immediately rendered aid to the victim until emergency medical personnel arrived and transported the victim to Bayhealth Kent Campus where he remains hospitalized.  

Officers located a trail of blood from the front sidewalk of Irish Mike’s to where the victim was located in front of Citizen’s Bank.  Video surveillance showed a large disorderly crowd on South Bradford St. just north of W. Loockerman St. at approximately 0047 hours. At approximately 0052 hours, the crowd dispersed quickly. At approximately 0054 hours, there was a small group of people in front of Irish Mikes that quickly dispersed, which may have been a result of shots being fired. During this incident, the victim is observed running away in the direction of Citizen’s Bank where he was found by officers.  

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