Two men wounded by gunfire in Capitol Green neighborhood


DOVER — Two 28-year-old men were wounded by gunfire in the Capitol Green neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, continuing a series of recent shooting incidents in the city.

According to Dover Police, investigators seeking details received minimal cooperation from the injured victims after the incident at approximately 2:09 p.m. in the 400 block of East Water Street.

Police said one of the wounded man ran into the Thomas Collins state government building after being shot in the hand. Spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said online rumors of shots fired in the building were untrue.

Police were told that one of the men was filming a rap video when an unknown suspect fired at him. The wounded man refused medical treatment for his injuries.

The other man was transported to the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital Emergency Room after taking a gunshot to his lower left leg. The man explained that he was running to a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot at East Water Street and U.S. 13 when an unknown person drove him to Kent General.

Police 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 or through the Dover PD MyPD Mobile App.

Other recent shooting incidents include:

•Early Tuesday morning, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg in the area of Walker and Saulsbury roads. The victim’s injuries were considered non-life threatening, according to authorities.

The injured man would only say he was shot near the 7-11 at the Hamlet Shopping Center, police said. He arrived at the hospital at approximately 12:30 a.m.

•At approximately 4:48 a.m. last Saturday, a home in the 300 block of North Bradford Street was shot nine times. Seven people were inside at the time and no injuries were reported.

Two black males were seen running from the scene and fled in a dark colored SUV, possibly a Cadillac Escalade, a witness told police.

•Last Friday, a 23-year-old man was wounded in the foot in a drive-by shooting in the 1400 block of South Farmview Drive at approximately 6:18 p.m. A silver Chevrolet Impala circled around and the gunfire resumed, police said, and the victim returned fire. The residence was struck by several rounds.

•On May 17, a 22-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his head and gunshot wound to his hand in the 200 block of North New Street. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the hospital.

A home was also struck by one round at approximately 9:27 p.m., police said.

•On May 15, a 22-year-old suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the lower body in the first block of South New Street. Officers responded to a shots fired report at roughly 2:14 a.m.

•On May 2, a vehicle’s driver’s side window was shattered when struck by a bullet in the first block of South New Street at approximately 10:02 p.m. The driver was uninjured and did not see the source of the gunshot.

•On April 26, a residence in the first block of South New Street was shot at approximately 3:02 a.m., along with an unoccupied vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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