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Shooting on New Burton Road

Incident Number: 50-23-14739

Date/Time: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 8:53 p.m.

Location: New Burton Road in the area of Waples Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a shots fired complaint that resulted in a vehicle being damaged. The investigation began when Dover Police officers heard gun shots in the area of New Burton Road and Waples Avenue. Officers checked the area and were contacted by the victim, a 38-year-old male from Hartly, who advised that his vehicle was struck by gunfire while he was driving, causing damage. There is no suspect description available at this time.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to 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 www.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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