Two separate shootings reported around Barrister Place, Dover

DOVER — A 27-year-old man was shot in the right leg during one of two weekend incidents in the 400 block of Barrister Place, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

The wounded man suffered non-life threatening injuries when shot Sunday at 2:49 a.m. and transported to an area hospital by an acquaintance, police said. He heard gunshots and was running from the Barrister Place intersection when injured, police said. Two vehicles were also struck during the incident.

Police said the first incident took place Saturday at approximately 2:30 a.m. when multiple shots were discharged by an unknown suspect or suspects. Hours later a resident called police after seeing that a bullet struck a window and continued into a home’s first floor. No injuries were reported.

Any connection between the shooting was unknown “but off course it is being looked at as a possibility,” Cpl. Hoffman said.

Police were not aware off any surveillance video “at this time,” Cpl. Hoffman said.

Police asked anyone with information to call 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through 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 shooting incidents in the 400 block of Barrister Place included:

• On May 3 at approximately 3:12 a.m. officers responded to a shots fired but found no indication of a shooting in the area. Thirty minutes, police said, a homeowner called law enforcement after fining that his residence had been struck by gunfire several times. Shell casings were found at the site.

• On Nov. 11, 2018 a 20-year-old woman was hit by gunfire at approximately 8:03 p.m. Police said a gun was fired multiple times toward a home by an unknown suspect.

A vehicle in front of the residence was struck and hit the woman who was in bed on the home’s second floor. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital.

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