The wounded have been treated at Bayhealth Hospital, Dover.

Dover police are reporting two people were hurt during an early-morning shooting.

Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the incident took place at about 2:22 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the first block of Nicholas Drive, off Route 8.

Police learned a large fight broke out in front of the home during a party, Hoffman said. During the fracas, an unknown black man fired several shots into the crowd, wounding a woman and man in the back.

The two were taken to Bayhealth Hospital’s Kent Campus for treatment; neither injury is considered life-threatening, Hoffman added.

Police are continuing their investigation; anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Tips may be left anonymously.

Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at