Dover Police investigating after two injured in overnight shooting


Dover Police are investigating after they were called to the unit block of S. New Street just after midnight on Tuesday for a shooting incident.

Dover (DE): The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured two persons on Tuesday morning.  According to police spokesman Mark Hoffman, “Officers responded to the Unit Block of South New Street for a report of shots fired.”

“When they arrived, officers located a 30-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his cheek.”, Hoffman said. “The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital by ambulance.”

Officials say while officers remained on scene, they were advised that a second male victim (22) had arrived at Kent General Hospital by private vehicle with gunshot wound to his leg.

Neither victim’s injuries are life-threatening.  A home was also struck in the area.

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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