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Man Shot in Dover Area Home Invasion

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police are looking for several suspects wanted in connection with an early Tuesday home invasion and shooting that left a man injured west of Dover.

Troopers said the incident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. on the 200 block of Stardust Drive, as three to five male suspects broke into the home that was occupied by a 59-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman. The suspects, who were reportedly armed with unknown type handguns, demanded cash.  A fight ensued between the 59-year-old man and one of the suspects when the victim was shot in the lower extremity, according to police. 

The suspects then removed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the home in an unknown direction.  The male victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released for the gunshot wound.  The female was slightly injured during the incident and was also treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 

The suspects were all described as males and wearing masks, with no further physical or clothing description available.  They were all armed with unknown types of handguns, investigators said.

Detectives have determined through preliminary interviews and investigation that this was not a random act and believe the victims may have been targeted in the home invasion, according to police. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective D. Blomquist at (302) 698-8426.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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