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Police: Suspect fired into Delaware home, striking boy, 13

July 18, 2021 GMT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware’s capital city are investigating a shooting that injured a 13-year-old boy.

The incident took place around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when an unknown suspect rang the doorbell of a home in Dover, the city police department said in a news release. The boy’s father answered the door to see the suspect walking away, then turning to fire multiple rounds before fleeing, police said.

One of the rounds entered the home through an exterior wall, striking the boy.

“The round lost enough momentum as it penetrated the wall to only cause a minor laceration on the victim’s back,” the news release said.

The boy was treated at a hospital and has since been released.

An investigation was ongoing, and anyone with information was asked to contact police.