The victim was identified as Sylvester Lee of Clayton.

Dover police are investigating an apparent homicide in the city.

Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said officers were sent to the Liberty Court apartments at 9:41 p.m. Friday, June 22 after receiving reports of a shooting.

Once there, officers found the victim, identified as Sylvester Lee, lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to this upper body.

Lee was taken to Bayhealth Hospital’s Kent Campus but died there at 10:15 p.m.

This was Dover’s second fatal shooting this year.

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

Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at