Dover police investigating two separate shootings Wednesday morning, one of which hospitalized an 18-year-old man

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Dover Police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred Wednesday morning, one of which sent an 18-year-old man to the hospital in stable condition.

DOVER (DE):  Two shootings in the Dover area kept Dover Police busy overnight Wednesday. Police say one person was shot while walking and a home was shot multiple times. The victim who was shot, was being uncooperative after arriving at Kent General hospital with gunshot wounds to his chest and arm. He is currently in stable condition. 

According to police spokesman Mark Hoffman, officers heard the gunshots while on patrol around 11:15 Am.Wednesday morning. They began investigating in the nearby Towne Point community where they believed the shots were coming from. The officers did not find a shooting scene, but approximately ten minutes later,they were dispatched to Kent General Hospital for an 18-year-old man who arrived with gunshot wounds in a private vehicle. 

The victim, who was not cooperative with detectives, only stated that “he was walking through a neighborhood in Dover when he was shot.”

Nearly two hours later, just before 2:00 Am. officers responded to the 100 Block of Hampton Drive for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a home that was struck multiple times. 

No injuries were reported and the resident of the home that was struck, did not call police and provided conflicting information to detectives when they interviewed him. However, a witness in the neighborhood stated that “they witnessed two black male suspects (one in a red hooded sweatshirt and one in a black hooded sweatshirt) stand in front of the home struck by gunfire, remove a firearm and shoot several times before fleeing west on foot.”

The Dover Police Department cannot confirm the incidents are related at this time but it is part of the ongoing investigation., Hoffman said.

The 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; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.


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