Lawlessness Erupts In Dover Saturday, Two Shot, Crowd Out Of Control

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that wounded two people on Saturday morning, according to Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said at approximately 1:21 a.m. officers were in the area of South Bradford Street and West Loockerman Street to monitor bar closings due to recent incidents involving large crowds in the area.

Officers on scene heard a gunshot and observed a large crowd. 30-40 people, in the parking area behind Irish Mike’s. Hoffman said officers located a 32-year-old female victim with a gunshot wound to her foot. She was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment. A 25-year-old male shooting victim arrived by private vehicle at Bayhealth Kent Campus with a gunshot wound to his leg. The male victim underwent surgery for his injury and remains hospitalized.

Attempts to gain control and disperse the disorderly crowd were met with yelling and fighting while law enforcement and EMS attempted to treat and transport the female victim, according to Hoffman.