Shell casings were found outside of a Barrister Place home

Dover police spent part of early Friday morning investigating a reported shooting in the Barrister Place community.

Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said police were called to the 400 block of Barrister Place at about 3:12 a.m. May 3, but could find no evidence of a reported shooting. About 30 minutes later, however, police were told a homeowner reported his residence had been hit by several shots.

A number of shell casings were found outside the home, Hoffman said.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Tips may be left anonymously.

Tips also may be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.