Two injured in Sunday morning shooting in New Street, suspect sought

DOVER — A 32-year-old man was in stable condition following a Sunday morning shooting and carjacking, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

The victim told police he was approached by an armed unknown black male at approximately 12:45 a.m. in the area of South New and Reed Streets. The suspect told the victim to walk away from a car. The victim was in possession of a white 2010 Hyundai Sonata but not the registered owner, authorities said.

The suspect discharged several rounds while driving from the area of south New and Reed streets, striking the victim once in the ear. The bullet then traveled into his neck/shoulder area and became lodged in the torso.

The victim was transported to an undisclosed Delaware hospital and continued to be treated, police said Monday.
It was unknown if anyone else was nearby when the shooting occurred, police said. No property was seen by police or reported.

Police asked anyone with information to call 736-7130, Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

Other recent incidents on South New Street include:

• Two gun and drug arrests were made Sunday in the unit block following a shots fired call at approximately 3:24 a.m. Two .40 caliber handguns were located following a chase, according to authorities. No injuries were reported.

• On July 16, a loaded .38 caliber revolver was found following the arrest of a 19-year-old man at approximately 9:19 p.m. The man was taken into custody without incident, police said.

• A man was arrested in the unit block at approximately 12:35 a.m. on July 16 after police said he was found with crack cocaine.

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