State Police Investigating Late-Night Shooting

The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred last night in Dover that left one man injured.

On May 6, 2023, at approximately 11:43 p.m., troopers responded to the 1500 block of South Governors Avenue regarding a shooting. Troopers discovered that a 19-year-old Dover man had been shot once in his leg while he was leaving a nearby party. The man was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and was later released. Troopers learned that several vehicles were struck by rounds during the shooting, as well the nearby Touchdown bar and Valero gas station buildings.

No other injuries were reported, and detectives recovered numerous bullet casings from the area. There is currently no suspect information available.

The Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective J. Baldwin by calling 302-698-8426. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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 need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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