80-Year-Old Dover Man Shot While Sleeping

Dover – The Delaware State Police is currently investigating a shooting incident which has left a Dover man injured, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the initial investigation began at approximately 1:39 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, when troopers were called and responded to 51 Webbs Lane, Alder Park Apartments for a shooting.

When patrol units arrived, they contacted an 80-year-old victim, with an apparent gunshot wound to his lower extremity. The victim was lying in bed sleeping when gun shots woke him up and then realized he had been shot. The victim was alone at the time in the apartment.

The victim was removed by EMS and transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Image Credits: Dover Police

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