Dover Police Investigating Two Drive By Shootings, Both Victims Shot In The Head


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head on Thursday night, June 7, 2018, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said at approximately 11:30, unknown suspect(s) drove by the unit block of Village Drive, in The Hamlet, and fired a single shot at the victim, who was jogging back to his residence to retrieve money to pay a tab at Tom’s Bullpen.

While jogging back, the victim was approached by a vehicle where an unknown suspect was hanging out of the passenger window. The victim was struck with “bird shot”, leaving several small pellets in his head and face area. The victim is being treated at Kent General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Those shot also struck a residence on Village Drive, only causing minor property damage.

Dover Police are also investigating a shooting that occurred the previous night, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, that left a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head. At approximately 9:29, unknown suspect(s) drove by the unit block of Stevenson Drive, in the Manchester Square community, and fired multiple gunshots, said Hoffman. Those shots struck a vehicle and the 36-year-old male victim in the head. The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital by other persons prior to police arrival where he remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Both investigation are 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