The victim's wounds are not life-threatening.

Dover police are probing an early morning shooting that took place in the downtown area.

Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said that at 2:02 a.m. July 5 police were called to the area of South Governors Avenue and Reed Street to investigate a report of shots having been fired. At the same time, they learned a gunshot victim had been taken to Bayhealth Hospital’s Kent Campus with a single gunshot wound to the right arm.

The man’s injury is not life-threatening, Hoffman said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, or online at