Dover Police investigating after two injured in overnight shooting

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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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