Dover teen shot while standing at street corner

DOVER — A 17-year-old male was shot once late Tuesday while standing at the corner of Queen and Reed streets, police said.

The suspect in the incident is unknown, the Dover Police Department said; several shots were fired toward the victim, who was hit in the shoulder/chest area at approximately 10:25 p.m., according to authorities.

The suspect was on foot and fled in an unknown direction, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

The wounded teen underwent surgery at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover and was in stable condition afterward, police said.

Late Wednesday morning, police said it was unknown whether anyone else was in the vicinity at the time of the shooting, along with whether any spent ammunition rounds were located.

Police were investigating whether there was any verbal communication between shooter and victim beforehand, along with identifying a motive. Interviews were conducted after the incident.

The investigating Dover Police Department asked anyone with information to call 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous.

Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, at or through Dover Police’s MyPD mobile app.

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