DOVER — A 33-year-old man was shot in the leg early Tuesday and later told Dover police he would not cooperate with any ensuing investigation, spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
According to police, officers were initially called to the 100 block of West Loockerman Street for a reported altercation. A large amount of blood was spotted in front of Irish Mike’s Old Towne Pub, Sgt. Hoffman said.
The wounded man arrived at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus in Dover while officers were still at the scene on Loockerman Street, police said. He had suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
“Officers interviewed the victim multiple times. The victim was extremely uncooperative, telling several different versions of the incident to officers as well as different locations where the incident may have occurred,” Sgt. Hoffman said in a news release.
The wounded man told police that if a suspect was identified, he didn’t want him or her arrested, Sgt. Hoffman said.
A review of video footage showed several people involved in an altercation in front of the pub, police said. However, those who were in the vicinity of the altercation and interviewed reported no one seeing a gun or hearing gunshots, according to authorities.
Officers found no physical evidence in multiple locations and could not determine where a shooting may have occurred.
The investigation continues and police asked anyone with information to call 736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.
City police have reported 11 shooting incidents since June 16, leaving one person dead and nine others injured. Four of those incidents involved vehicles or homes being struck by gunfire.
Additionally, a fatal shooting occurred on June 9 in Dover, and a person was shot on June 3.