Dover – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred earlier this morning in the Dover area, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at approximately 2:17 a.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the unit block of Headstart Lane in reference to a shooting.
Further investigation revealed that a 19-year-old male of Felton had left a party at a residence on Headstart Lane with his friends.
While the victim was walking, an unknown subject had grabbed him by the shoulder, requesting him to turn over his personal belongings. The suspect then displayed a handgun and shot the victim in his lower extremity, said Jaffe. The victim began to run away and was shot a second time in his lower extremity. The victim was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to a local area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.
The suspect was described as a black male, 18-19 years of age, approximately 5’05” tall, “chubby”, with black low cut hair, a black beard, and wearing all dark colored clothing.
This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective M. Weinstein at 302-698-8843. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.