Man Hospitalized After Gunman Opens Fire In Dover

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured a 25-year-old male on Wednesday evening, according to Sergeant Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said at approximately 9:58 p.m., officers responded to the Cannon Mills apartment complex on Katrina Way for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located the male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

The victim advised detectives that he was walking to his vehicle from his apartment when he was approached by an unknown black male that was wearing a black ski mask. The suspect displayed a handgun and fired multiple shots, striking the victim in the back of his leg. The victim stated that the suspect fled in a blue Chevrolet Silverado.

If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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