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Dover Leaders Address City's Recent Rash of Violent Crime

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - A shooting Wednesday morning in downtown Dover was the third in the city in just four days. That includes two homicides over the weekend.

And just two weeks ago a man died after being stabbed in July.

Wednesday's shooting happened mere hours before a scheduled news conference city leaders planned to address Dover's recent rash of violence.

Dover Police Chief Paul Bernat said this kind of wave of violence has been unheard of in Dover recently. The stabbing death was Dover's first homicide since February of 2013.

Chief Bernat says all this has raised great concern in the police department.

"While the incidents that have occurred in the past month are unfortunate - though rare - in our community, it should be said that when the will to do evil exists within a person, it can be difficult to stop."

City Council President Dave Bonar urged the community to help police solve and prevent these crimes.

"We will not tolerate the violence that has begun to permeate this community," he said. "We will work in harmony and cooperation with every member of the community - from the faith-based groups to our civic leaders to our business organizations to our neighborhood watch associations."

At the end of the news conference, Chief Bernat was asked how much community cooperation there has been in the investigations into all three recent shootings. He said investigators have gotten some tips and leads but could always use more.

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