4th person shot in less than a week in Dover

Dover Police are yet again investigating another shooting, this time involving a 23-year-old who was shot in the arm, marking the fourth person to be shot in the city in less than a week.

According to the Dover Police Department, the shooting occurred around 11:48 p.m., Wednesday when officers were called to the 100 Blocks of South New Street and South Queen Street for report of shots fired.

While checking the area, police say a 23-year-old male victim arrived at Bayhealth Kent Campus with a gunshot wound to his right forearm. The victim was uncooperative with detectives, providing multiple versions of the incident, but stating it occurred in the area of Reed Street, between South Bradford Street and South Governors Avenue.

Downtown surveillance video showed that no incident occurred in the area where the victim stated.

Surveillance showed that the victim was in the 100 Block of South New Street when an unknown black male runs into the area. At that time, several people were seen fleeing on foot, which is believed to be when shots were fired and the male victim was struck.

A 12-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were both shot and hospitalized Tuesday evening. Another person, a 27-year-old female, was shot in the leg in downtown Dover on Saturday, May 7.

Anyone with any information on these incidents are urged to contact police.

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