Dover Home Invasion Turns In Shootout, 3 In Hospital

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Dover – The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Monday afternoon in the Towne Point Apartment complex, according to Public Information Officer M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said that Dover Police initially received a call for an active home invasion at the apartment complex in I Building, at approximately 2:09 p.m. While officers were rushing to the scene, several calls were received that numerous gunshots were fired in the area.

Arriving officers, found two men lying on the ground between I and G Building suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Hoffman. Further investigation revealed that one of those men was a victim of the home invasion, who had exchanged gunfire with multiple suspects.

Hoffman said the second man who was shot, was a suspect from the home invasion. Several hours later, a third person suffering from gunshot wounds arrived at Christiana Hospital. It was learned that this person was involved in the home invasion and exchange of gunfire that followed, said Hoffman.

Due to the ongoing investigation, the department said they will not be releasing any further information until the investigation is completed.

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 can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App


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