Harrington man gunned down in Dover


DOVER — A 31-year-old Harrington man died after being shot twice Sunday night in a Dover alley.

It was the city’s fourth shooting incident in 10 days.

The victim, John T. William, was pronounced dead at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover after being dropped off by two unknown persons shortly after 10:25 p.m., Dover Police said. He was later pronounced deceased.

Minutes earlier, officers had responded to the alley in the 500 block of River Road after a 911 call reported several gunshots were heard, police said.

The hospital then called police when Mr. William arrived there.

The persons who dropped off Mr. William did not remain at the hospital, police said.

No description of a suspect was available. Officers canvassed the neighborhood while investigating afterward, according to police.

Mr. William’s body was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for an autopsy, police said.

Investigation is ongoing and Dover PD 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 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover PD MyPD Mobile App.

Other recent shooting incidents within Dover included:

• An unknown suspect fired several rounds, striking a home the 400 block of New Castle Avenue at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 16. The home with five people inside was hit at least three times and miltiple shell casings were found, police said.

• Also on Oct. 16, police said a 21-year-old man was wounded by a gunshot while pumping gas at the Wawa at 1450 Forrest Avenue at approximately 1:04 a.m. According to police, a witness said a fight was about to commence in the parking lot when an unknown person fired in the direction of others nearby.

• A 16-year-old Dover male was arrested on Oct. 17 in reference to a shooting incident in the 300 block of Monroe Terrace three days earlier. A vehicle was struck multiple times, police said. No persons were injured.

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