Man injured in Dover shooting

DOVER — A 41-year-old man was shot in the hip in downtown Dover on Saturday. The shooting happened at 9:25 p.m. after the victim, said he was shot when a group of subjects began to fight in the area of South New Street and Reed Street, said Cpl. Mark Hoffman of the Dover Police Department. […]

Speak Out: Walmart and guns

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles […]

Walmart pulls violent game displays; no change on gun sales

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles […]

Shootings prompt other countries to warn about travel to US

CARACAS, Venezuela — The United States often takes a leading role in calling out the world’s most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of traveling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The latest mass shootings have triggered a sharp role reversal, with […]

As death count rises in 2 US shootings, a familiar aftermath

Anguished families planned funerals in two U.S. cities, shocked communities built makeshift memorials to 31 victims, politicians pointed fingers and a nation numbed by gun violence wondered Monday what might come next. Weekend attacks 1,300 miles apart — at a packed shopping center in El Paso, Texas, and a popular nightlife stretch in Dayton, Ohio […]

Man injured in shooting outside Dover night club

DOVER — A 38-year-old man was injured when he was shot early Sunday morning in the parking lot of Allure Night Club in Dover. Dover Police were notified by staff at a nearby hospital that a gunshot victim had arrived by private vehicle to the emergency room, said M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman of the Dover Police […]

Gunfire exchanged during altercation at Dover salon

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DOVER — Dover Police are searching for a shooter who injured a man after an exchange of gun fire inside Janaid’s Salon in Dover on Saturday. M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman said at approximately 3:10 p.m., officers responded to the salon on West Loockerman Street for a shooting and located a 31-year-old male with a single gunshot […]

Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people. Officials gave no indication why 40-year-old DeWayne Craddock had notified a superior of […]

Police: 8 shot, 1 fatally, in latest Baltimore shooting

BALTIMORE (AP) — A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday afternoon cookouts along a west Baltimore street, killing a man and wounding seven other people, authorities and reports said. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the gunfire erupted after 5 p.m. on a block in the city’s western district of brick […]

Letter to the Editor: The right to defend yourself

First, kudos to George Roof for his wise DSN letter of April 9. (“Gun bill turns lawful citizens into criminals”) Now, I’ll set the stage for my diatribe. I am a senior/senior living alone in a single home on acreage in a rural area of Kent County. At 1:15 a.m., April 8 I was awakened […]