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Troopers Investigating Shooting Incident- Dover

Date Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2021

Dover, DE– Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday morning at the Crystal Loft Hukkah Lounge.

On July 19, 2021, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Delaware State Police were dispatched to the Crystal Loft Hukkah Lounge located at 1156 S. Bay Road, Dover. Responding troopers located two individuals and four vehicles struck by gunfire. The investigation determined after a large party at the Crystal Loft Hukkah Lounge, an unknown number of suspects shot over 50 rounds in the business parking lot and the parking lot of Tony’s Auto just south of the Hukkah Lounge. During the shooting, a 28-year-old Dover female and 27-year-old Dover male were struck while fleeing the scene in vehicles. The victims responded to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, by private vehicles, were treated for minor injuries, and released.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigation Unit. There is currently no suspect information available. Anyone with information should contact Detective Jason Sydnor by calling 302-694-4454.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Released: 071921 1049


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