Four juveniles arrested in connection to shooting incident in Magnolia

MAGNOLIA, Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested four juveniles in connection to a shooting that took place early Monday afternoon.

Just after noon, troopers responded to Cherry Drive in Magnolia for a reported shooting, learning that two occupied residences and a vehicle occupied by a 19-year-old Magnolia man had been hit by gunfire. Troopers were able to obtain a vehicle description and began patrolling the area, locating the suspect vehicle a short time later in the parking lot of a grocery store.

When troopers tried to contact the occupants of the suspect vehicle, the occupants reportedly resisted and fled on foot. All four suspects were apprehended after a short foot pursuit, and two firearms, as well as ammunition, were recovered. Further investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle was previously reported stolen out of Dover Police Department’s jurisdiction.

No one was injured during the shooting.

A 16-year-old male from Felton and a 15-year-old male from Dover were each charged with attempt to commit first degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a deadly firearm or ammo by a person under 21, seven counts of first degree reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property value over $1500, second degree conspiracy, and resisting arrest. Both were held at Stevenson House on a $117,000 cash bail.

A 12-year-old male from Dover and 14-year-old male from Felton were each charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a deadly firearm or ammo by a person under 21, seven counts of first degree reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property valued over $1500, second degree conspiracy, and resisting arrest. Both were held at Stevenson House on a $67,000 cash bail.

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