The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred late on Wednesday evening that injured three people and left a fourth dead, according to Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.
Hoffman said at approximately 11:08 p.m. on June 30th, a group of subjects was in the 100 Block of South New Street when shots were fired, striking multiple victims. It is believed that at least 46 shots were fired, based on shell casings recovered at the scene.
Officers from the Dover Police Department arrived on scene within 40 seconds of the shooting and began rendering aid to multiple victims that were injured. A male victim was located deceased in a vacant lot near the shooting scene as officers checked the area following the incident. Two male victims were transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment of injuries. A female victim drove herself to the hospital shortly after. Conditions on the three victims at the hospital were not available said Hoffman.
Shortly after the shooting occurred, large crowds began to gather near the incident location and surrounding areas. Officers from the Camden, Wyoming, Capitol, and Delaware State Police all assisted the Dover Police Department with crime scene security and crowd management.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.