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Two Shot at Barrister Place on Tuesday Evening

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Incident Number: 50-22-14088

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 8:57 p.m.

Location: Rear of the 400 Block of Barrister Place, 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 Tuesday evening that wounded two juveniles.  Officers responded to the 400 Block of Barrister Place at approximately 8:57 p.m. for a report of shots fired.  When officers arrived on scene, they located several shell casings at the rear of a home in the 400 Block of Barrister Place.  While on scene, a 12-year-old male and a 17-year-old male with gunshot wounds arrived at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by private vehicles.  The 17-year-old was flown to Christiana Hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower torso.  The 12-year-old was shot in the hand and remained in Dover for treatment.  Both are expected to survive their injuries. Both victims provided multiple and differing accounts of the incident. If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  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.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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