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Man, 19, Shot to Death in Dover

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Harmony Lane in Dover (Photo: Dover Police Department) Harmony Lane in Dover (Photo: Dover Police Department)

DOVER, Del.- Police have launched a homicide investigation after a 19-year-old Smyrna man was fatally shot Wednesday night in Dover. 

Dover police said that shortly before 9 p.m., they received a call from someone reporting a sound of a gunshot and a male seen lying on the ground near the rear of the Walker Woods development on Harmony Lane. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they said they discovered 19-year-old Gary Adams had suffered a single gunshot wound and began first aid efforts. Adams was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he later died as a result of the injuries he suffered. 

Adams was enrolled at Smyrna High School, according to police. They said school administrators have been contacted and will have crisis counselors available to those who wish to utilize the service. Authorities said that in addition, the Smyrna Police Department has been notified of this matter and has been in continuous contact with Smyrna school officials.

There is no word yet on any suspects. 

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7111 or the Criminal Investigations Unit at (302) 736-7138.

This is the city's fourth homicide in the 2015 calendar year, police said.

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