Dover Police Investigating Shooting Inside Dover Restaurant

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting at a restaurant that left a Dover man injured Sunday afternoon, according to Master Corporal Ryan Schmid.

Schmid said at approximately 4:41 p.m., the Dover Police Department received a call for a shooting at a pizza restaurant in the 1000 block of Walker Road.

Officers responded and located an adult male victim, of Dover, who had been shot in his upper torso. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he received treatment and was listed in stable condition. Detectives arrived on scene and located one .22 caliber shell casing inside of the restaurant and five 9mm casings outside of the restaurant.

Through the investigation, it was determined that someone fired the .22 caliber gun inside the store striking the victim. After this shot was fired, several people ran from the store. As people began to run, another individual fired the five shots from the 9mm outside of the store said Schmid.

Although Schmid said no other victims were located, initial reports from the scene indicate that a female was also transported from the location.

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.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance. You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: [email protected]

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