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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Dover– Delaware State Police are conducting a homicide investigation that occurred Sunday morning in Dover.
On October 10, 2021, at approximately 1:03 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Nathaniel Mitchell Road, Dover, DE for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, troopers located three males and two females who all suffered gunshot wounds. All victims were transported to Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus for treatment. At the hospital, a 22-year-old male victim was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin. The two other males ages 25 and 19 are in stable condition. A 25-year-old female victim was transported from Bayhealth to Christiana Hospital in critical condition and the other 19-year-old female was treated and released.
The initial investigation revealed that there was a party at the residence on Nathaniel Mitchell Road where subjects were standing in front of the residence. A vehicle approached the residence with an unknown number of occupants. At that time, numerous rounds were fired at the partygoers standing in front of the residence resulting in 5 people being struck. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.
There is currently no suspect information available.
This case remains an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Sergeant Yeich by calling 302-741-2703. 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@delaware.gov.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell
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